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Peter Kenyon

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Deadline Looms In Nuclear Talks With Iran

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

After a decade of on again off again talks between the West and Iran over its nuclear program, a last round begins Wednesday in Vienna. Negotiators have set July 20 as the deadline to reach a deal.

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Beside A Crumbling Iraq, Iran Looks On With Alarm Bells Ringing

Monday, June 30, 2014

With Sunni militants proclaiming a new Islamic caliphate including northern Syria and much of Iraq, Iran is searching for solutions to the looming threat next door. It's taking an active approach to bolster Shiites against the Sunni spread.

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Crowded By Two Shaky States, Turkey Shifts Its Weight In Policy

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The chaos in Iraq has Turks reconsidering their opposition to autonomy for Iraq's Kurds. Turks have viewed the issue as too provocative for the millions of Kurds living in Turkey; now, though, more Turks see the Kurds as a possible security buffer between Turkey and Iraqi extremists.

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Talks Yield Possible Framework For Iran Nuclear Deal

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Pressure is increasing for a deal over limiting Iran's nuclear program in exchange for reduced economic sanctions. Negotiators have one month until the current temporary agreement will expire.

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The Key Sticking Points In The Iranian Nuclear Talks

Monday, June 16, 2014

Iran and six world powers have set a July 20 deadline for reaching a deal on Iran's nuclear program. With the clock ticking, here's a look at the main obstacles.

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Tony Gwynn, San Diego Padres Hall Of Famer, Dies

Monday, June 16, 2014

Gwynn, known as "Mr. Padre," flirted with a .400 batting average in 1994. Over his career, he earned eight National League batting titles and had 3,141 hits. He was 54.

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Former Boxer Steps Up As Kiev Mayor, Spars With Remaining Activists

Friday, June 06, 2014

Former world heavyweight boxing champ Vitaly Klitchko is now set to become mayor of Kiev. In his first major move, Klitchko is asking activists in Independence Square to pack up their tents and allow the square to return to normal. Some activists are resisting, warning that one presidential election doesn't guarantee the success of their revolution — or do justice to the martyrs who were killed there.

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Ukraine's Weakened Military Could Hinder Poroshenko's Objectives

Friday, June 06, 2014

With Petro Poroshenko poised to assume the presidency, he's vowed to crush a pro-Russian rebellion in the eastern part of the country. Analysts say chronic problems with the armed forces is a problem.

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Rare Right-Wing Party Favors EU Integration, Joining Nato

Friday, May 30, 2014

The Svoboda party is Ukraine's mainstream nationalist party. But as Europe's far-right parties rise up from the fringes, Svoboda is now the odd man out: anti-Putin and pro-EU.

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Judge Rules Tenn. Town Can Change Its Name To Rocky Top

Friday, May 30, 2014

The song 'Rocky Top' is about a fictional place in the Tennessee hills. Developers wanted to change the name of an existing town to Rocky Top but the song's publisher tried to stop them.

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