Peter Kenyon

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Talks persist in Vienna and elsewhere at reviving the Iran nuclear deal

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

As talks continue to try to restart the deal that put limits on Iran's nuclear program, there's a flurry of diplomatic meetings. Iran wants the U.S. to guarantee it'll stick to the deal this time.


Turkey's president is criticized for his plan to combat inflation

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The new year brought a steep spike in food prices — within in a currency crisis that has been going on for months. The Turkish president is taking an unorthodox approach to correct the issue.


There are signs negotiators are making progress toward a nuclear deal with Iran

Saturday, January 01, 2022

For the first time in months, European negotiators report progress in nuclear talks with Iran and the U.S. An agreement would revive an Obama-era pact that President Donald Trump abandoned.


What lies ahead for Iran and its new president

Monday, December 27, 2021

Iran's new president will be looking to show he can improve the country's economy and to tamp down public dissent among Iranians. that might hinge on its nuclear program and relations with the West.


Negotiators in Vienna will try to revive the Iran nuclear agreement

Monday, December 27, 2021

Iran has ramped up its program since the Trump administration abandoned the deal and reimposed sanctions. Negotiators meet for what could be a key phase of talks attempting to restart the agreement.


As Turkey's currency drops, some worry the government can't turn things around

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Turkey's currency has recently hit record lows in value, driving up prices in the country. But the president's recipe for fixing the problem is the opposite of what economists generally recommend.


Iran expected to drive hard bargain in nuclear talks

Sunday, November 28, 2021

There's new leadership in Iran and it's putting a harder edge on the country's position heading into nuclear talks starting Monday, with Europe, China and the U.S.


Afghanistan relies on foreign power suppliers, but the Taliban haven't paid the bills

Monday, November 01, 2021

Among the many problems that people in Afghanistan are dealing with: acute power shortages. And there's a possibility that things will get worse as winter approaches.


How turmoil in Afghanistan has impacted agriculture — a vital part of its livelihood

Monday, October 25, 2021

Afghanistan is facing crisis on multiple fronts as borders are closed, farmers in the country are facing a drought and the economy is in free-fall.


Afghanistan mosque blast kills dozens

Friday, October 15, 2021

A suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan has killed at least 37 people. This follows a similar attack last week. What does it mean for Afghan security?


Concern Is Growing In Turkey Over President Erdogan's Push To Restrict Social Media

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Recent social media reaction to an event in the Turkish president's family may end up resulting in tighter laws restricting social media in the country.


Protests In Iran Over Power Cuts And Water Shortages Have Been Met With Violence

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Iranians have been enduring chronic power cuts and water shortages through a hot summer. When crowds took to the streets to protest, they were met with a violent crackdown by security forces.


The Media In Turkey May Come Under More Restrictions

Friday, August 20, 2021

A presidential spokesman says media outlets that receive funding from abroad need to be reined in to protect the government from hostile foreign powers.


With Raisi's Swearing-In, Hard-Line Conservatives Control Iran's Government

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Iran is inaugurating new president Ebrahim Raisi — someone already under U.S. sanctions for his role in executions in the 1980s, and who is expected to take a hard line in dealings with the West.


Incoming Iranian President Is Expected To Make U.S.-Iran Relations Even Tougher

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

U.S.-Iran relations are expected to get even tougher when a new Iranian president takes office Thursday. He's a former prosecutor expected to take a hard line inside and outside the country.


Afghans Face Deportation From Turkey After Trying To Flee Taliban Occupation

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

A group of Afghans who fled to Turkey are facing deportation back to their home country: a plight faced by thousands who have sought refuge in Turkey over the last decade and as U.S. troops withdraw.


5 Years After Attempted Coup, Journalists Look At The State Of Free Speech In Turkey

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Five years after an attempted coup shook Turkey and created a sweeping crack down against the president's perceived enemies, journalists look at the state of free speech.


Why India, Mecca And Las Vegas Struck A Chord With This Iconic Iranian Photographer

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Jamshid Bayrami is an Iranian photographer who dropped out of high school — then became known worldwide for his celebrity shots and protest images, including an iconic one he took in 1999.


Facing 40% Inflation, Iranians Wonder If And When Their Economy Will Rebound

Monday, June 28, 2021

As Iranians face 40% inflation, they hope their economy has bottomed out and can't get much worse.


Iranians Are Frustrated By How Long It Is Taking To Get Vaccinated

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Official figures show that Iran has had about 3 million COVID-19 cases out of a population of 85 million. Iranians believe in vaccines but getting them has been frustrating and slow.