Peter Kenyon

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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Face Monday Deadline

Friday, November 21, 2014

The temporary agreement limiting Iran's nuclear program expires on Monday and negotiators are working down to the wire for a new deal. Secretary of State John Kerry has joined the talks.


With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives A Glorious Maritime Past

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The rich maritime history dates back more than a millennium. There's a group dedicated to reviving it by making boats the old-fashioned way: with coconut palm fiber, shark liver oil and no nails.


In Oman, The Man Who Has Defined The Country Is Now Rarely Seen

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sultan Qaboos has dominated Oman for 44 years and managed to maintain good relations with everyone from the U.S. to Iran. But now he's ailing and it's not clear who would succeed him.


Talks To Limit Iran's Nuclear Program In A Critical Phase

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As the clock runs on a Nov. 24 deadline for a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, talks are more secretive and pressure from deal opponents is intensifying.


Kerry To Head To Oman As Deadline On Iran Nuclear Deal Nears

Friday, November 07, 2014

John Kerry is headed to Oman for a crucial round of talks with Iran's foreign minister. But the political climate on both sides is making a breakthrough more difficult.


Iranian Rally Marking Anniversary Of U.S. Hostage Crisis Has A Twist

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

It's been 35 years since the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran triggered a 444-day hostage crisis. Today saw more cries of "Down with America," plus some interesting demands from the crowd.


Senate Race May Help Drive Record Midterm Turnout In New Hampshire

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.


After Acid Attacks And Execution, Iran Defends Human Rights Record

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Iranian officials are lashing out at a U.N. report portraying Iranians as suffering from an opaque justice system, regular oppression of women and religious persecution under President Hassan Rouhani.


Kurdish Fighters Enter Kobani To Help Battle ISIS Extremists

Thursday, October 30, 2014

As peshmerga troops start to arrive in the Syrian border town, some Syrian insurgents say that reinforcement is needed more urgently in Aleppo — which is nearly encircled by government forces.


In Southeast Turkey, A Long History Of Bloodshed And Worship

Friday, October 24, 2014

A vast plain near Syria is no stranger to military carnage. But a place known as "Potbelly Hill" holds ruins built in ancient times, possibly for ritual purposes, long before organized religion.


Turkey Opens Border For Iraqis Seeking To Fight ISIS

Monday, October 20, 2014

Turkey says it will allow passage for Iraqi Kurdish fighters seeking to join Syrian Kurds battling the Islamic State. This comes after the United States dropped supplies to combatants in the border town of Kobani.


Syria's 'Moderate Rebels' Say They Are Willing, But Need Weapons

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.


Kurds Hoping To Fight ISIS In Kobani Are Trapped By Turkish Suspicions

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Turkey's deep suspicions of Kurds are hampering efforts to aid the besieged Syrian border town. Turkish authorities are stopping Kurdish men en route to Kobani and investigating them as terrorists.


Battlefronts In Kobani Don't Break Cleanly Along Ethic Or Sectarian Lines

Monday, October 13, 2014

Turkey has declined to intervene in the fighting, in part because the defenders are largely Kurdish. There are also Sunni Muslims joining the Kurds to fight ISIS.


With ISIS At Its Border, Turkey Can't Decide What To Do

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Turkey is divided over how to respond to ISIS on its border and to Kurdish unrest within the country, making Turkey a shaky partner for the U.S.-led coalition.


For Turkey, Aiding In Kobani Fight Is Complicated

Thursday, October 09, 2014

A U.S. envoy, former Marine Gen. John Allen, was in Turkey on Thursday, attempting to drum up support for the fight against ISIS.


Turkey Pressed To Intervene In Border Town's Fight Against ISIS

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Kobania, a Syrian border town, is being assaulted by militants from the self-described Islamic State. Turkey, with tanks and troops massed a short distance away, is being pressured to step in.


Progress In Nuclear Talks With Iran Is Still Glacial

Saturday, September 27, 2014

One expert says that the negotiators in the room are inclined to move faster, but the deeply opposed domestic constituencies leave both sides skittish.


Rouhani: Western Powers Have Helped Globalize Terrorism

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. that the solution to the problem of ISIS now must involve the region. He also said resolving the Iran nuclear issue could lead to greater cooperation.


Iran Nuclear Talks Have A Different Tone This Time Around

Friday, September 19, 2014

In New York on Friday, Iran and six world powers sat down for the latest talks aimed at limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.