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  • US flying 24/7 recon missions over Iraq: NBC Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 9:17 AM ET
    US flying 24/7 recon missions over Iraq: NBC

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports that it is becoming increasingly clear that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki will struggle to retain his job. Caruso-Cabrera also has the latest on the likelihood of U.S air strikes in the region.

  • Time for al-Maliki to go? Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:04 AM ET
    Time for al-Maliki to go?

    NBC's Richard Engel reports on news that the U.S. wants Iraqi policymakers to form a new government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

  • Baiji refinery offline; gas lines form in Iraq Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    Baiji refinery offline; gas lines form in Iraq

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports gas prices are creeping higher as Iraq's largest oil refinery comes under attack by Sunni militants.

  • Exxon Mobil evacuating staff from Iraq: Report Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 6:08 AM ET
    Exxon Mobil evacuating staff from Iraq: Report

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on the ongoing crisis in Iraq as black flags fly over Baiji.

  • Iraq asks US for air support to counter rebels Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 3:55 PM ET
    File photo of the USS George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, which is currently enroute to Persian Gulf.

    Iraq has asked the U.S. to stage air attacks on Sunni Muslim insurgents, according to a top American general.

  • Gen. McCaffrey: Not much US can do Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    Gen. McCaffrey: Not much US can do

    Iraq is likely to continue to come apart in a sectarian war, says Gen. Barry McCaffrey, discussing the reality on the ground in Iraq and explaining why he thinks the conflict is a long-term threat to the United States. McCaffrey says the ability of the U.S. military to influence events in this conflict is limited.

  • Exxon Mobil Iraq operations threatened? Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 10:36 AM ET
    Exxon Mobile Iraq operations threatened?

    Exxon Mobil has declined to comment on reports that they are carrying out mass evacuations in Iraq. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the latest on the violence.

  • Iraq: Baiji refinery center of strife Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    Iraq: Baiji refinery center of strife

    Sunni militants have attacked Iraq's largest oil refinery, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Militants attack Iraq refinery; 40 workers kidnapped Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:23 AM ET
    The petroleum refinery outside of Bayji in Iraq

    Assailants have kidnapped 40 Indian construction workers from Iraq's Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week, India's foreign ministry said.

  • ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 8:00 AM ET
    ISIS targets Iraq infrastructure

    NBC's Richard Engel 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.

  • Largest refinery in Iraq under attack Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Largest refinery in Iraq under attack

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera talks with Dr. Najmaldin Karim, governor of Kirkuk about the recent violence in Iraq and the suggestion of breaking up the country into three parts.

  • Sunni militants attack Iraq's largest oil refinery Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    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.

  • Selling terror: How ISIS runs like a corporate entity Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:12 PM ET
    Kurdish Peshmerga forces stand guard in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

    The army success and brutality of the jihadi group surging through Iraq have been recorded with the level of precision often seen in company accounts.

  • Finding diplomacy in Middle East Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:26 PM ET
    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 Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    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.

  • Views from Kurdistan: Iraqi refugees flee fighting Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:52 PM ET
    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 fighting approaches Baghdad Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    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 Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    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 Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
    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.

  • Shiite religious leaders issue call to arms in Baghdad Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 8:02 AM ET
    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.