Peter Kenyon

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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.


With A Deadline Looming, Iran's Nuclear Talks Reopen In New York

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Negotiations resume this week in New York over Iran's nuclear program, but a summer of multiplying crises has world capitals distracted as the talks hit a crucial stage.


Turkey, Iran Wary Of U.S. Terms For Fight Against Islamic State

Friday, September 12, 2014

Both Turkey and Iran have much at stake as the Sunni militants battle for territory close to their respective borders. But each country has its own reasons to be distrustful.


Amid Warnings Of Ethnic Cleansing, A Yazidi Man's Suicide Resonates

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Naif Khalif Omar, a 33-year-old Yazidi, had survived the worst of the violence unleashed by the militants of the Islamic State. In the end, despair, and a self-inflicted gunshot wound, killed him.


Islamic State Suffers Rare Defeat In Amerli

Sunday, August 31, 2014

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.


U.S. Launches Airstrikes To Help Aid Reach Iraqi Town

Sunday, August 31, 2014

On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces entered the town of Amerli in the north of Iraq, after it had been under siege for two months by the Islamic State.


Life Under The Islamic State: Sharia Law And Few Services

Friday, August 29, 2014

News from Mosul has been scarce since the Islamic State took power. Speaking by phone, Iraqis say the group has imposed strict controls that are alienating residents and are providing few services.


Iraqi Christian Village: From Sanctuary To Ghost Town In 2 Months

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Villagers in Al-Qoush opened homes and schools to Iraqis fleeing the advance of the Islamic State. But that was June. Now it's a ghost town, as silent as it's 6th-century monastery.


Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

Monday, August 25, 2014

In The Sultan of Byzantium, Turkish author Selcuk Altun takes his hero into forgotten corners of the city, where once-majestic monuments go unnoticed amid the bustle of daily life.


Kurdish Forces Say They're Waiting For U.S. Weapons

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In northern Iraq, the Kurdish Peshmerga troops are battling the extremists of the Islamic State. But commanders say they're not getting the weapons promised by the U.S. and others.

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Embattled Yazidis Say They Are Now Enduring Atrocity No. 74

Monday, August 18, 2014

The Yazidis are a small religious minority and have faced persecution again and again over the centuries. Some say it is now time to leave Iraq for good.