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Business Iraq

  • Sunni militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports on the latest round of violence in Iraq as President Obama rules out immediate air strikes and Iran's Rouhani announces his country will not hesitate to protect holy sites in Iraq.

  • Will Isis impact Iraq's oil production?

    Peter Hutton, energy analyst at RBC Capital Markets, discusses the impact the crisis in Iraq will have on oil production and says the propensity for the oil price to break its range upwards "is really quite high."

  • Blame politicians for Iraq 'catastrophe': Pro

    Frank Ledwidge, author of "Losing Small Wars", says politicians are to blame for the "strategic catastrophe" in Iraq over the past decade.

  • Iran a 'beneficiary' of Iraq crisis: Pro

    Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says Iran is a potential beneficiary of the violence in Iraq as it could see some sanctions lifted to allow it to ramp up oil production.

  • Is Iraq seeing an Iran-Saudi Arabia proxy war?

    Christian Whiton, Principal at DC International Advisory, says the crisis in Iraq is developing into an "extension of the Syrian civil war" and a "proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia."

  • Finding diplomacy in Middle East

    Discussing the prospects of Baghdad falling and if the U.S. will confront militant Sunni groups, with former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Christopher Hill.

  • Obama to meet Congressional leaders on Iraq

    Amid escalating conflict, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports President Obama will meet with leaders of Congress to review U.S. options in Iraq.

  • Refugees fleeing Islamic militants arrive at a security checkpoint for a United Nations camp east of Mosul, Iraq, on June 17, 2014.

    CNBC on Tuesday witnessed about 2,000 civilians who had fled to a United Nations camp hastily arranged at Kalak, Iraq.

  • Iraq 'part of' what's driving oil higher: Faulkner

    Insight to what's driving the price of oil right now, with Chris Faulkner, Breitling Energy president & CEO.

  • Iraq fighting approaches Baghdad

    The majority of the fighting in Iraq is taking place in the Northern region, but many didn't fear it would reach Baghdad. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports 7 people are dead in a car bombing in Baghdad.

  • Iraq's largest refinery shut down

    Foreign staff at Iraq's largest oil refinery in Baiji have been evacuated, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Iraqi officials say they are still in control of the refinery, but it is surrounded by Islamist militants.

  • The flight from ISIS

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on conditions within a UN camp where about 2,000 civilians have fled fighting in nearby Mosul, Iraq.

  • The heart of Iraq situation

    With the White House reportedly considering air strikes in Iraq, former U.S. National Security Adviser Samuel Berger, discusses U.S. options in Iraq and what it could mean for Obama's presidential legacy.

  • US & Iran officials meet in Vienna

    The New York Times is reporting 44 Sunni prisoners have been killed in a police station north of Baghdad. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, provides an update on U.S. and Iranian efforts to quell the situation in Iraq.

  • This would make me hate the market: Cramer

    My fear is not inflation in this country other than in gasoline and at the pump, says CNBC's Jim Cramer explaining why he is keeping an eye on oil as unrest continues in Iraq.

  • Shiite religious leaders issue call to arms in Baghdad

    The Iraqi army and Shiite religious leaders have finally mobilized, reports NBC's Richard Engel, with an update on the crisis in Iraq.

  • Iraqi Shiite men, some of them wearing military fatigues and guns given by the government, raise their weapons as they gather in the Iraqi town of Jdaideh in the Diyala province on June 14, 2014.

    What do terrorists with nearly $430 million worth of stolen money do? That’s the question on the minds of global security experts.

  • How to boost the economy: Roach

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his outlook on consumers and the economy. We seriously need to think about new sources of growth, Roach says.

  • Global risks on the radar

    Geoff Dennis, UBS head of gem equity strategy, discusses the impact of geopolitical concerns on global money. So far it's been fairly muted, says Dennis.

  • China's crude realities

    Stephen Roach, Yale University senior fellow, shares his thoughts on China's energy dependency and the ripple effect of China's relationship with Iraq and the U.S.