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Peter Kenyon

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For Iran, The Trend Lines All Seem To Point In The Wrong Direction

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Many Iranians were upbeat when Hassan Rouhani was elected last year. But much of that optimism has faded due to the nuclear talks that are dragging and a bleak economic outlook.

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OPEC Declines Action As World Oil Prices Hit Record Lows

Thursday, November 27, 2014

OPEC oil producers met Thursday to discuss falling world oil prices โ€” something big producer Saudi Arabia seeks to preserve in order to compete with U.S. oil production. But other OPEC countries want to get prices back up because their governments need the money.

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OPEC Ministers To Consider Cuts To Oil Production

Thursday, November 27, 2014

One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.

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Iran Nuclear Negotiators Miss Deadline, Ask For More Time

Monday, November 24, 2014

Negotiators extended a temporary deal limiting Iran's nuclear program, which was set to expire. Secretary of State John Kerry said Iran has been living up to the deal and talks should continue.

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Facing A Monday Deadline, Iran's Nuclear Talks Are Extended

Monday, November 24, 2014

Iran, the U.S. and other world powers appear ready to continue talks over Tehran's nuclear ambitions. Negotiators have been meeting in Vienna.

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Iran Talks Intensify On Day Before Deadline

Sunday, November 23, 2014

The deal that lifted some economic sanctions in return for inspections of Iran's nuclear program expires Monday. Intense negotiations are underway this weekend to reach a more permanent agreement.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 โ€” which is nearly encircled by government forces.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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