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  • US sends 275 troops to Iraq for embassy security Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:04 AM ET
    US sends 275 troops to Iraq for embassy security

    NBC News has confirmed the U.S. and Iran discussed Iraq, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, with the latest details on the growing crisis.

  • Don’t panic over oil, former BP CEO says Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 2:45 PM ET
    Lord John Browne, former Chief Executive of British Petroleum.

    The U.S. has done a superb job of bringing on more sources of oil so there are more choices in the market, said former BP CEO John Browne.

  • Debate brews as US mulls airstrikes in Iraq Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:34 PM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Baghdad's Sadr city June 14, 2014.

    As rebels continue to create unrest in Iraq, policymakers and observers alike can't agree on what, if anything, the U.S. should do.

  • US may talk Iraq with Iran, but no military action Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 12:12 PM ET
    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and President Barack Obama.

    The U.S. may hold discussions with Iran about Iraq's security crisis, but Washington will not coordinate potential military action in Iraq.

  • Tal Afar captured by ISIS Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:13 AM ET
    Tal Afar captured by ISIS

    NBC News' Ayman Mohyeldin reports the Iraqi government is calling on civilians for help in joining militias to try to repel the militants' control.

  • Not sure air power answer against ISIS: Woolsey Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:05 AM ET
    Not sure air power answer against ISIS: Woolsey

    Former CIA Director R. James Woolsey of Woolsey Partners LLC, discusses the implications of potentially using airstrikes against ISIS, and what America's role should be in the crisis in Iraq.

  • How ISIS terror group amassed $2B in assets Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:50 AM ET
    This undated file image posted on a militant website on Jan. 4, 2014, which is consistent with other AP reporting, shows Shakir Waheib, a senior member of the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), left, next to a burning police vehicle in Iraq's Anbar Province.

    Here's how ISIS, the militant group wreaking havoc in Iraq, is believed to have amassed $2 billion in assets. The Guardian reports.

  • Tensions rise in Iraq Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:09 AM ET
    Tensions rise in Iraq

    Another city has been taken by militant insurgents, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Oil impact: Long & short term Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Oil impact: Long & short term

    Helima Croft, Barclays managing director, explains how oil disruption in Iraq will likely impact oil prices and oil producers.

  • How should US respond to crisis in Iraq? Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:11 AM ET
    How should US respond to crisis in Iraq?

    Peter Mansoor, retired Colonel, U.S. Army, explains why he thinks the U.S. should not support Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. He is the one who created this situation in the first place, says Mansoor.

  • Iraq oil production eyed Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
    Iraq oil production eyed

    The crisis in Iraq is raising doubts about Iraq's oil export growth, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • 'Anxiety premium' on oil prices Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    'Anxiety premium' on oil prices

    Nansen Saleri, QRI Group president & CEO, shares his thoughts on what the latest developments in Iraq means for oil prices.

  • US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    US recovery 'real but fragile': Southern CEO

    The beta of the worldwide economy is going up and as a result value is going to be under pressure, says Tom Fanning, Southern Company CEO, sharing his thoughts on the economy as tensions grow around the globe.

  • US airstrikes on hold for now Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    US airstrikes on hold for now

    Michael Leiter, NBC News terrorism expert, and Michael Singh, Washington Institute managing director, share their thoughts on the crisis in Iraq and the military options available to the U.S.

  • Iraq crisis widens Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 7:03 AM ET
    Iraq crisis widens

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Iraqi government has begun fighting back against Islamic militant insurgents.

  • How the collapse of Iraq would affect America Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:57 AM ET
    Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), carry weapons during a parade in the streets in Al-Fdhiliya district, eastern Baghdad June 15, 2014.

    Here are five ways the collapse of Iraq could hit America. The Fiscal Times reports.

  • Iraq options limited Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Iraq options limited

    CNBC's John Harwood reports on whether possible solutions will likely be found anytime soon in the Iraqi crisis.

  • Local governments in control of Iraq: Expert Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:06 AM ET
    Local governments in control of Iraq: Expert

    Jack Jacobs, retired Colonel, U.S. Army, says Iraq is in the midst of a civil war that could last from six months to several years.

  • Iraq government fights back Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 6:02 AM ET
    Iraq government fights back

    Sunni militants captured the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, who has the latest developments in Iraqi.

  • Russia sent tanks to Ukraine rebels, US says Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Ukrainian troops from battalion Azov ground men detained at the site of a battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014.

    The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.