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Amid chaos in Iraq, U.S. paints optimistic picture for new Afghan government

October 2nd, 2014
09:43 AM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

As chaos reigns supreme in Iraq, the United States is painting an optimistic picture for the country where it waged its longest war in history, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan has just inaugurated a new president, ending months of political deadlock, and signed a security deal with the United States to keep foreign troops in the country beyond 2014.

But the country has also been rocked by an uptick in violence; this summer the Taliban advanced on Helmand Province, and Thursday saw the third suicide attack targeting the Afghan National Army in the space of just 24 hours.

“This is a very, very different circumstance from Iraq in a number of ways,” Daniel Feldman, the U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday.

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Filed under:  Afghanistan • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

A vanishing world caught on camera

October 2nd, 2014
09:34 AM ET

They are a vanishing sight - the last indigenous peoples of the world. Photographer Jimmy Nelson has set out to capture their images before it's too late.

Brazil candidate makes last presidential push

October 1st, 2014
02:35 PM ET

By Mick Krever and Ken Olshansky, CNN

Days before a presidential election, opposition presidential candidate Marina Silva recalled her very remarkable upbringing in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

“I was illiterate until I was 16. I suffered five times from malaria, a few times from hepatitis, also metal poisoning. I lived in slavery. I lost my mother at fourteen.”

“If I were the result of what the past did to me, I wouldn't be here today. But I tried to do something good, productive, and creative with my past and that's why I'm here, full of energy and experience, ready to move on to the next stage.”

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Filed under:  Brazil • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

Reading, writing and revolution

October 1st, 2014
02:32 PM ET

Across the world, students are using civil disobedience to further their agendas; in Hong Kong, they protest for democracy; in Colorado, they boycott classes to protest a new history curriculum.

Christiane Amanpour has the story.


Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Hong Kong • Imagine a World • Latest Episode • U.S. Politics

Chinese golden age at British Museum

October 1st, 2014
01:03 PM ET

Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have cast the world's uneasy gaze on China, but at the British Museum in London, a golden age is remembered.

Christiane Amanpour tour a news exhibition of Ming-era art with curator Jessica Harrison-Hall.

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Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode

Controversial former militia leader puts himself forward as Libya’s savior

October 1st, 2014
07:58 AM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

A Libyan former militia leader who fought alongside Osama bin Laden against the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and claims to have been abducted and “rendered” by the CIA is putting himself forward as the savior for Libya’s astounding chaos.

“We have to unite our efforts, all Libyans, all patriotic Libyans, regardless of their affiliations, regardless of their ideologies,” Abdelhakim Belhadj told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

If you thought the meteoric rise of ISIS was complicated, don’t even think about trying to understand Libya.

Militias have run the country since the fall of dictator Moammar Gadhafi over three years ago. Last month, Islamists seized control of the capital, Tripoli, and forced the internationally recognized parliament to flee to Tobruk, a thousand miles away.

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Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • Libya

Blessed be the translators

September 30th, 2014
03:44 PM ET

From a Fourth Century translation of the bible to the Nuremburg Trials, translators and interpreters help ensure that peace, justice, and understanding aren’t lost in translation.

For sixty years, they have been honored on September 30th, international translation day. CNN's Christiane Amanpour has the story.

Hong Kong standoff shows ‘lack of confidence’ in Beijing

September 30th, 2014
03:31 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

The standoff between Beijing and Hong Kong over that territory’s right to choose its own leaders reflects “a lack of confidence on the part of Beijing leaders,” Anson Chan, who led Hong Kong during its transition from British to Chinese rule, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday.

“Quite frankly, [China’s leaders] have a number of very formidable challenges on their plate, and the last thing they want to risk is any suggestion of instability and the loss of control over Hong Kong.”

“But there are also moderate voices in Beijing who realize the role that Hong Kong plays not only in sustainable economic growth in the mainland, but also helping our country modernize and come into the twenty-first century.”

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Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Hong Kong • Latest Episode

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman recounts visiting Syrian refugees

September 30th, 2014
12:13 PM ET

In addition to the nine million-plus Syrians who have fled their three-year war, another 200,000 have escaped the ISIS onslaught in the last week alone, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The best-selling author, poet, and filmmaker Neil Gaiman, and his two million Twitter followers, have been galvanized into action by the plight of these refugees.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour spoke with him just as he returned from his painful firsthand look at the camps.

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Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Latest Episode • Syria

The Simpsons go to China

September 29th, 2014
03:45 PM ET

The images of massive protests in Hong Kong are nowhere to be seen in China, but a unique American form of subversion will soon be available there, streaming twenty-four hours a day.

For the first time, The Simpsons will be available for all Chinese to see. CNN's Christiane Amanpour has the story.


Filed under:  China • Christiane Amanpour • Hong Kong • Imagine a World • Latest Episode
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