Middle East Turmoil


  • Oil prices vulnerable?     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis speaks with Jeff Grossman, BRG Brokerage president, about concerns to potential oil supply disruptions in Libya and Iraq.

  • Secretary Kerry meets with Kurdish leaders     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is in northern Iraq urging the leaders of the Kurdistan region to stand with Baghdad in an attempt to hold Iraq together as a country. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest in the crisis.

  • Want to know Iraq's fate? Keep an eye on this guy Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 12:56 PM ET
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

    If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki stays in power, expect more fighting. But a replacement will be just as telling.

  • CNBC's Patti Domm sits down with CNBC Chief International Correspondent Michelle Caruso-Cabrera to discuss her recent travels to Iraq and her take on the big concerns over oil.

  • Why the Kurds need Turkey's help: David Phillips Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 11:41 AM ET
    Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers his speech at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey during an AK Party group meeting on June 24, 2014.

    Iraqi Kurdistan needs Turkey’s political and security support to emerge as an independent state, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Destabilization risk greater than Iraq: Expert     Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Providing his perspective on Iraq, former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Cohen, says the most important thing to do is sure up the defenses in Jordan and Saudi Arabia to prevent ISIS from destabilizing both countries.

  • Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 6:46 AM ET
    File photo: Secretary of State John Kerry.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday to urge its leaders not to withdraw from the political process in Baghdad.

  • Is the uptrend in oil about to reverse?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 7:32 PM ET

    As long as the Sunni insurgency remains contained in the northern part of Iraq, pressure on oil prices may start to ease soon, says Jason Feer, COO, Americas at Argus Media.

  • Gartman: This country should be on your radar Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Dennis Gartman of "The Gartman Letter" says oil traders should keep a close eye on Nigeria.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets.

  • Oil increase could derail US economy: Expert     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Discussing how turmoil in Iraq could impact gas prices, with John Hofmeister, former president Shell Oil Company and founder and CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy. Hofmeister says he is worried about the U.S. taking this event seriously and doing something to protect Americans from volatility and uncertainty.

  • ISIS includes ex-Hussein militants     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 3:16 PM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Iraqi officials to try and get them to form a new government as ISIS captures more towns. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest from the besieged country.

  • Power Rundown: Wealth problems     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Sue Herera, Simon Hobbs and Julia Boorstin, look at today's "Power Lunch" stories, including a study on "rich people problems."

  • Does oil go higher?     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Discussing oil's next move amid crisis in Iraq, with Peter Amandio, Chicago Energies President.

  • Sunni rebels threatened to invade Jordan     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    More Iraqi cities have fallen to the heavily armed al-Qaida linked Sunni group. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera has the details.

  • How terrorists profit from stolen relics Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 11:12 AM ET
    Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrate on vehicles taken from Iraqi security forces, at a street in city of Mosul, June 12, 2014.

    Priceless pieces of history have become one of the four most common commodities to be trafficked by smugglers. NBC News reports.

  • Sec. Kerry meets with al-Maliki     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Iraq and has met with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Mohyeldin says ISIS fighters have taken control of the border between Syria and Iraq.

  • The $5B dollar counterterrorism fund: does it exist? Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A Sadr militiamen stands guard on a rooftop as units of Moqtada Sadr's militia parade down a main street of the Shi'a stronghold of Sadr City June 21, 2014 in Eastern Baghdad.

    The $5 billion dollar counterterrorism fund announced by Obama was seen as a sign of good faith, but the fund doesn't exist.

  • ISIS seizes more territory     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Baghdad to meet with top Iraqi officials, reports NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin. ISIS fighters continued to take territory along the Jordanian, Syrian and Iraqi borders, over the weekend.

  • Traders see profit taking in crude     Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis provides insight to oil and gas prices, and the status of the Iraqi oil supply.