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China faces ‘most complicated’ protest movement since Tiananmen

September 29th, 2014
02:59 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

In confronting thousands on the streets of Hong Kong demanding more democracy, China is facing “the most complicated outbreak of street unrest that China has faced since Tiananmen Square,” James Miles, China Editor for The Economist, told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.

“It knows that the risks here are enormous,” he said. “The world’s eyes are watching Hong Kong.”

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Hong Kong ‘Occupy’ activist digs in for the long-run: ‘It is a war,’ not a battle

September 29th, 2014
02:57 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Hong Kong’s democracy movement is peaceful and in it for the long-haul, Occupy Hong Kong Central leader Chan Kin Man told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday, warning Beijing that military intervention would be “very costly.”

“We do not know whether we can obtain our goal in the short run. But we shouldn’t look at a democracy movement as a battle. It is a war. As long as the spirit of democracy is alive, we are not, and we will not be defeated.”

Thousands of protesters packed the streets of Hong Kong on Monday to push Beijing to rescind its recent decision to maintain veto power over candidates for Hong Kong’s chief executive. Police cracked down on the protests overnight on Sunday, firing tear gas and pepper spray.

“The demonstration was in a very peaceful and orderly manner,” Chan said. “It is totally unacceptable for the police to use such a brutal force.”

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Iran's President calls airstrikes on ISIS 'theater,' says broader campaign needed

September 26th, 2014
02:12 PM ET

Click here for part two of Amanpour's interview with President Rouhani, and here for part three.

By Mick Krever, CNN

(CNN) – Airstrikes against ISIS militants are a "psychological operation," not a military one, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Friday.

"It is a common threat for all of us," he said. "And this requires a unison effort from all of us."

"We need a vast campaign of operations ... the aerial bombardment campaign is mostly, I would say, a form of theater, rather than a serious battle against terrorism."

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FULL TRANSCRIPT: Hassan Rouhani

September 26th, 2014
02:00 PM ET

CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, CNN HOST: President Rouhani, welcome back to the program.

HASSAN ROUHANI, IRANIAN PRESIDENT (through interpreter): I thank you very much for having created this opportunity once again to take a few moments to speak directly with the wonderful people of the United States of America.

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EXCLUSIVE: Qatar's Emir: We don't fund terrorists

September 25th, 2014
04:11 PM ET

Click here to watch part two of Amanpour's interview with the Emir of Qatar.

By Mick Krever, CNN

(CNN) – In his first-ever interview as the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani defended his country against allegations of funding terrorism and pledged support for the fight against ISIS for the long haul.

"We don't fund extremists," the Emir told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Thursday. "If you talk about certain movements, especially in Syria and Iraq, we all consider them terrorist movement."

"I know that in America and some countries they look at some movements as terrorist movements. ... But there are differences. There are differences that some countries and some people that any group which comes from Islamic background are terrorists. And we don't accept that."

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EXCLUSIVE: To win release of MH17 bodies and black boxes, Malaysia PM ‘had to act alone’

September 24th, 2014
03:02 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is speaking out for the first time on the “unconventional” backdoor negotiations he led to get MH17’S black boxes and victims’ bodies out of eastern Ukraine.

“Sometimes,” he told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that aired Wednesday, “you have to work the back channels.”

When Malaysian Prime Minister Najib came to the United Nations last year, he could never have imagined that two of his country's planes would soon suffer disasters.

“If you can imagine, he said, “just four months after MH370 disappeared, and all of a sudden, middle of the night, you know, a message comes across: Look, we've just lost a plane; it’s off the radar.”

“I was in a state of disbelief.”

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From Mumbai to Mars

September 24th, 2014
02:52 PM ET

Imagine a world where one of Earth's worse polluters has ignored the cost to this planet to go exploring another.

India celebrates a remarkable achievement that has taken them to infinity and beyond.

Christiane Amanpour has the story, click above to watch.


Filed under:  Christiane Amanpour • Climate • Imagine a World • India

John Kerry: The fight against ISIS is 'going to go on'

September 24th, 2014
09:13 AM ET

Click here for part one of the full interview, and here for part two.

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, CNN

(CNN) - In an exclusive interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Secretary of State John Kerry echoed President Barack Obama, saying it will take time for airstrikes to degrade ISIS.

"There's a definitely a second day and there will be a third and more. This is going to go on," Kerry said Wednesday.

The United States conducted a second day of airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since the expanded military campaign against ISIS.


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Iraqi leader: U.S.-led military campaign against ISIS welcome if 'they do it right'

September 24th, 2014
03:50 AM ET

Click here to watch Part 2 of Amanpour's interview with Iraqi Prime Minister Abadi.

By Greg Botelho, CNN

(CNN) - Iraq's prime minister said Tuesday he is happy to see the United States and its Arab allies striking ISIS targets in Syria, so long as they "do it right this time."

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that Iraq has "paid a heavy price" for polarization in the region and instability in Syria, saying ISIS fighters have inflicted tremendous pain, suffering and losses on his people after crossing into Iraq. He expressed hope the airstrikes will do what U.S. President Barack Obama has vowed: degrade and destroy the group, which calls itself the Islamic State.

It's good some Arab nations have joined the American-led military campaign, al-Abadi added, though he said he wished they had understood and acted on the danger posed by ISIS sooner.

"We have warned ... this is going to end in a bloodbath if nobody stops it," he said. "Nobody was listening."

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Why France refuses to call militants ‘ISIS’

September 23rd, 2014
03:43 PM ET

By Mick Krever, CNN

For France, “ISIS” is the wrong name for the Sunni militants who control large portions of Iraq and Syria.

“In French they want to be called État Islamique, Islamic State, but it’s a double mistake,” Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in an interview that aired Tuesday. “A, they are not a state; they would like to be a state but they are not. And they are not representative of Muslims.”

“We call them Daesh, by the Arab word.”

“Daesh” is a term reportedly despised by the militants, because it sounds like another Arabic word that means “to trample on” or “crush.”

“You have to name things correctly,” Fabius said. “These guys are murderers; they are throat cutters.”

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