Peter Kenyon

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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.


Kurdish Forces Claim To Have Driven Militants From Dam

Monday, August 18, 2014

A major dam in northern Iraq, near the city of Mosul, is the latest flashpoint. Kurdish officials say their forces have driven militants from the dam. The militants say they're fighting to hang on.


Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Yazidis In Northern Iraq

Sunday, August 17, 2014

American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.


U.S. Airstrikes Seek To Turn Back Militant Tide From Iraqi Dam

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Tess Vigeland talks to NPR's Peter Kenyon, who's in Dohuk, Iraq, about reports of airstrikes on a critical dam near the northern city of Mosul.


Iraq Has New Leadership, Al-Malaki Will Step Aside

Friday, August 15, 2014

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has agreed to step down. Maliki said he is not seeking a post in the new government and that he supports the nomination of Haider al-Abadi to succeed him.


Obama Says Siege Of Mount Sinjar Is Broken, But Crisis Persists

Thursday, August 14, 2014

U.S. military officials have decided that Mount Sinjar doesn't require immediate evacuation, but people across northern Iraq are still seeking refuge. Meanwhile, in Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is meeting the man trying to replace him.


Turkey's Erdogan Seeks An Expanded Role As President

Sunday, August 10, 2014

After 12 years as Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is poised to jump to the president's office in Sunday's election. Secular Turks fear he will push the nation toward autocracy.


Talks On Iran's Nuclear Program Likely To Be Extended

Thursday, July 17, 2014

President Obama says talks on Iran's nuclear program have shown progress and there's a "credible way forward." That's a strongest indication negotiations will be extended beyond Sunday's deadline.


With A Deadline Days Away, Iran Nuclear Deal Might Get An Extension

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Washington, D.C., after meeting the Iranian foreign minister about nuclear negotiations. The deadline for a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program is Sunday, but it might be extended.


Iran Nuclear Negotiations Try To Hurdle Impasse As Deadline Nears

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Iran and six world powers are saying they want to agree upon a nuclear deal this month. Troublingly, Iranian officials now appear to be laying the ground work for an excuse should the talks fail. They also don't appear to be preparing for significant reductions in its uranium enrichment capacity, which the U.S. says is critical to any agreement.