Peter Kenyon

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Diplomatic Row Between Qatar And Neighbors Escalates

Friday, June 23, 2017

Qatar is facing renewed isolation from its neighbors in the Middle East. A group of countries led by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait want Qatar to shut down Al-Jazeera and cut diplomatic ties to Iran.

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Turkey's LGBT Community Pushes Ahead With Plans For Pride Parade

Thursday, June 22, 2017

On Sunday, members of Turkey's LGBT community are to hold a pride parade — if the authorities let them. The parade has been canceled for the last two years, reportedly due to security concerns.

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Iran Launches Missiles Into Syria; U.S. Downs Syrian Government Jet

Monday, June 19, 2017

Iran for the first time hit targets in Syria using ground-to-ground ballistic missiles launched from Iran. Also for the first time, a U.S. warplane shot down a Syrian government warplane.

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Qatar's Crisis With Saudi Arabia And Gulf Neighbors Has Decades-Long Roots

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's the most recent flare-up in a series of long-running tensions between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states. This time, analysts say, there will be no easy or quick resolution.

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Theresa May Announces Plan To Form Government After Queen's Approval

Friday, June 09, 2017

The ruling Conservative Party no longer has a majority in the British parliament after Thursday's election. Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday she will forge a government after getting approval from Queen Elizabeth II.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Pair Of Terror Attacks In Iran

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

A pair of terrorist attacks Wednesday in Tehran left people dead and wounded at the Iranian parliament and at a shrine to the founder of the Islamic Republic. This kind of attack is rare in Iran, and comes as the country is locked in a proxy war against a Saudi Arabian led coalition in Yemen.

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Attacks On Iran Strike At The Heart Of Its Establishment

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

The parliament building in Iran's capital, Tehran, is a huge modern building. It's part of a vast highly secured complex which gunmen stormed on Wednesday. ISIS is claiming responsibility.

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News Brief: Iran Attack, Russia Probe, Uber Workplace-Misconduct Report

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Iran state media report multiple attacks in Iran. Senate launches 2 days of testimony about the Trump campaign's Russia ties. A report commissioned for Uber catalogues its record on sexual harassment.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election By Wide Margin

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Iranian moderate president Hassan Rouhani has been reelected despite not being able to deliver large economic improvements to the country as he promised during the last election.

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President Hassan Rouhani Wins Re-Election In Iran

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Iranians voted for president Friday, and chose to re-elect President Hassan Rouhani, who made a historic nuclear deal with the West.

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Iranians Decide Between Centrist Incumbent And Hardliner For President

Friday, May 19, 2017

Iranians voted for president on Friday in a choice between the centrist incumbent and a hardliner. The Supreme Leader casted his vote, too, before the assembled press.

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Hard Line Challenger Puts Spotlight On Economy In Iranian Presidential Election

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

On Friday, Iran's centrist President Hassan Rouhani stands for a second term in office, facing a hard line cleric most Iranians know little about. Ebrahim Raisi has highlighted economic, not religious, arguments to garner support.

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2 Turks Have Different Views Of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Rule

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On Tuesday, President Trump hosts Erdogan, who once inspired hope in the West that Turkey could be a democratic model for the Muslim world. But many believe he's building an authoritarian system.

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U.S. To Arm Kurdish Fighters In Syria Despite Turkey's Objection

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

President Trump has approved the arming of Kurdish forces in Syria, as part of an effort to take the ISIS-controlled city of Raqqa. But Turkey objects and views many Kurdish fighters as terrorists.

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Iran's Incumbent President Set To Face Hard-Line Challenger

Friday, April 21, 2017

The field has been chosen for the Iranian presidential election in May. The pragmatist incumbent president will face a hard-line challenger, and the race could impact the international agreement to limit Iran's nuclear program.

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Turkish Voters Narrowly Approve Referendum To Expand Presidential Powers

Monday, April 17, 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a referendum, giving him more power, by a narrow margin on Sunday. The opposition is demanding a recount of some ballots.

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Morning News Brief: North Korea Missile Test, Turkish Vote, Ohio Manhunt

Monday, April 17, 2017

North Korea launched a failed missile test. Turkish voters granted the president sweeping new powers. Authorities in Cleveland search for a man who they say posted a video of a murder on Facebook.

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Turkey Votes 'Yes' To Give More Power to Erdogan

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Turkey's historic constitutional referendum was held to decide whether more power should be concentrated in the hands of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On Sunday, the Turkish people voted "yes."

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Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Turkish voters go to the polls April 16 to decide whether to replace a parliamentary form of government with a strong presidency. Critics call the referendum "a dangerous step backwards."

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In Turkey, Kurdish Singers Keep Traditional Music Alive

Friday, March 31, 2017

For centuries, dengbej songs served as news bulletin, history lesson and evening's entertainment all in one. Master singers continue to perform. But efforts to preserve Kurdish culture have suffered.

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