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  • EMs may see more profit-taking ahead: SocGen     Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Investors may continue booking profits on emerging markets amid tensions in Iraq and fears of a potential hike in U.S. rates, says Patrick Legland, Global Research & Strategy, Societe Generale.

  • Kerry in Cairo for talks over Iraq Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | 5:11 AM ET
    Secretary of State John Kerry.

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood and the threat which the conflict in Iraq poses to the Middle East.

  • Militants take Iraq-Syria border town Saturday, 21 Jun 2014 | 11:53 PM ET
    Town of al-Qaim at the Iraqi-Syrian border

    Sunni fighters have seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier, security sources said, smashing a line drawn by colonial powers a century ago in a campaign to create an Islamic Caliphate from the Mediterranean Sea to Iran.

  • Forces driving gas to $4     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    Dr. Kent Moors, Money Map Press global energy strategist, says the situation in Iraq will cause oil prices to spike and gas prices could hit $4 a gallon in some U.S. cities next week. This is no longer a supply issue, it's an uncertainty perception issue as Baghdad weakens, says Moors.

  • Kurdistan delivers first oil tanker: Reuters     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

    Top Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani has called for a "new more effective government" in Iraq, and Kurdistan has unloaded its first tanker of oil, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Closing Bell Exchange: Market threats     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    Discussing what could derail the bull rally and forces affecting bonds, with Steve East, Height Analytics; Rich Peterson, S&P Capital IQ; Greg Sarian, Hightower; Sharon Stark D.A. Davidson; and Jack Bouroudjian, Index Financial Partners.

  • 'Salvage operation' for Iraq: Pro     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    David Phillips, Columbia University, says "Iraq has been over for a long time," and shares his opinions on what the role of the U.S. should be in the crisis there.

  • ISIS threat to America?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight to reports saying ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi told soldiers he'd "see them in New York."

  • Three-state solution for Iraq?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Discussing the three-state possibility in Iraq, and whether President Obama is providing the appropriate assistance, with retired CIA senior intelligence officer Luis Rueda.

  • Iraq's biggest threat     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Kurdistan is a semi-autonomous region of Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the refinery there is capable of processing 100,000 barrels of crude per day, but Baghdad says it would be unconstitutional to drill and export oil from there.

  • Calls for new Iraq government     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called for effective government.

  • Calls for new Iraqi government     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being pressured to step down, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera with the latest details from Iraq.

  • Rep. Coffman: No military solution in Iraq     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    As al-Qaeda gains ground in Iraq, Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Colo.), discusses the growing terror threat for the U.S. and what John Kerry should do when he meets with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Why US advisors are doomed to fail in Iraq Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:15 AM ET
    Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division go over last minute details before going out on the U.S. military's last combat patrol in the country, at Camp Adder on December 16, 2011 near Nasiriyah, Iraq.

    The U.S. has dispatched similar teams around the world and they have been unable to affect outcomes. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Cashin: Two-year tenure for Yellen?     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The Federal Reserve's apparent dismissal of rising inflation worries some on Wall Street, especially after gold's rally, veteran trader Art Cashin tells CNBC.

  • Iraq turmoil triggers pain at the pump     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Joe Petrowski, Mercantor Partners, explains how the crisis in Iraq will likely impact gasoline prices as the ongoing crisis continues in Iraq. The good news is oil demand is falling in the U.S. due to demographics and innovation, says Petrowski.

  • Secretary Kerry headed to Iraq: Report     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    According to Iraqi state media, President Obama has asked Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to step down, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera with the latest details from Iraq.

  • Obama to send 300 military advisors to Iraq     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 6:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports U.S. Secretary Kerry is headed to Iraq after President Obama announced he is sending support to help battle Sunni insurgency.

  • Indian citizens kidnapped in Iraq     Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    India has learnt that 40 of its citizens have been kidnapped in Iraq. Ajai Sahni, executive director at the Institute for Conflict Management, discusses the Indian government's response.

  • Bert Dohmen, President and Founder of Dohmen Capital Research Institute, expects oil prices to breach $149 a barrel as the crisis in Iraq may not be resolved in the near term.