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Michael Georgy, a bureau chief at Reuters, discusses Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Ibadi, and says that he may not have any more luck than his predecessor on the security front.
Nouri al-Maliki has given up his fight to remain prime minister of Iraq and now supports his successor, Haider al-Ibadi, state television reported Thursday.
Discussing the significance of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki resigning, with retired U.S. Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.
Johannes Benigni, Founder & Managing Director at JBC Energy, explains why the stepping down of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki is unlikely to be an immediate solution to the Iraq crisis.
CNBC's Annette Weisbach reports on the European Union's plans to build a "support group" with Middle Eastern countries to fight back against the growing threat of the Islamic State.
Peter Galbraith, Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control & Non-proliferation, explains why the appointment of a new Prime Minister won't make a difference to the situation in Iraq.
U.S.stocks closed higher on Thursday at August highs despite subpar economic data around the world, and after conciliatory remarks from Putin.
Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is stepping down. CNBC's John Harwood reports the details.
Obama also appealed for "peace and calm" on the streets of a St. Louis suburb after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
President Obama provides an update on airstrikes in Iraq around Mount Sinjar, and the successful evacuation of civilians there.
Oil has spiked dramatically going all the way back to the Arab Spring. But the bull market may have run its course.
A bank account at an Arab Bank's branch in Beirut, unremarkable except for the name: Osama Hamdan, a spokesman for Hamas, the NYT reports.
The Middle East and other oil-producing countries are hotbeds of instability. So why is oil falling instead of rising?
CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy prices were volatile on the day, after a build of 1.4 million barrels in crude. Traders expect prices to continue to decline. Gold was up slightly on the day.
Obama will make a decision within days about whether to send the U.S. military to rescue Iraqi refugees trapped on a mountain.
Col. Jack Jacobs, U.S. Army (retired), shares his thoughts on the growing political unrest in Iraq and the likelihood of the U.S. "sending boots on the ground" to quell the unrest.
NBC's Duncan Golestani, reports Kurdish forces and ISIS militants continue to fight in northern Iraq and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is sending new assessment team members there to see where the U.S. can help Iraqis.
Erika Solomon, The Financial Times reporter, has the latest details on political turmoil in Baghdad as signs surface that Nouri al-Maliki will step down and Haider al-Ibadi will take over as prime minister.
NBC's Duncan Golestani reports on the growing unrest in Iraq as refugees flee ISIS and political instability deepens.
NBC's Keir Simmons reports on the violent acts committed by the Islamic State and how Iraqis are running from the group's terror.