Peter Kenyon

Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.

Prior to taking this assignment in 2010, Kenyon spent five years in Cairo covering Middle Eastern and North African countries from Syria to Morocco. He was part of NPR's team recognized with two Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University awards for outstanding coverage of post-war Iraq.

In addition to regular stints in Iraq, he has followed stories to Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco and other countries in the region.

Arriving at NPR in 1995, Kenyon spent six years in Washington, D.C., working in a variety of positions including as a correspondent covering the US Senate during President Bill Clinton's second term and the beginning of the President George W. Bush's administration.

Kenyon came to NPR from the Alaska Public Radio Network. He began his public radio career in the small fishing community of Petersburg, where he met his wife Nevette, a commercial fisherwoman.

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Middle East
8:01 am
Sat April 4, 2015

U.S. And Iran Offer Different Narratives On The Same Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Sat April 4, 2015 10:30 am

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Middle East
5:10 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Framework Deal Reached On Iran Nuclear Program

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 3:21 pm

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Politics
4:37 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

World Leaders Reach Tentative Deal In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:23 am

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Middle East
6:01 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Iran Nuclear Negotiations Continue Past Deadline

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:22 pm

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Politics
4:46 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue Past Deadline

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 10:03 am

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World
5:38 pm
Mon March 30, 2015

Iranian Nuclear Talks Continue As Preliminary Deadline Looms

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:48 am

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Mental Health
5:29 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks Bog Down As Tuesday Deadline Approaches

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:49 am

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National Security
5:03 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

U.S. Plays Delicate Dance As Deadline Nears In Iranian Nuclear Talks

Originally published on Fri March 27, 2015 8:07 pm

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Middle East
6:15 am
Tue March 24, 2015

March Deadline Approaches For Iran Nuclear Talks Deal

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 10:10 am

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The Two-Way
12:53 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Iran Nuclear Talks On Pause As Deadline Looms

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (right) at a meeting Wednesday in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 3:01 pm

Diplomats seeking the framework of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief are taking leave of Switzerland — but only for a few days.

"Yes, we are all leaving," a smiling Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as he walked past reporters at the luxury Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, site of the 1920s treaty that finally dissolved the Ottoman Empire.

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