Christiane speaks to two powerful women trying to change the military justice system.
One man is trying to educate the entire world for free.
It all started in 2004, when financial analyst Salman Khan posted some math tutorials for his cousin on YouTube.
About ten years later, his teachings have become known as Khan Academy, a website with more than 4,000 lessons on subjects ranging from basic math to economics – even art history.
Six million people visit the site each month and now Khan wants to reinvent the way children learn in classrooms around the world.
In the video above, CNN's Christiane Amanpour takes one of Khan's tutorials.
Frederick, Maryland (CNN) – In front of a mirror, Aesha Mohammadzai sees what is possible.
There, in the center of her face, is a nearly complete piece of herself - a piece she's been missing since the day she was mutilated nearly four years ago.
Since August 2010, when her image appeared on the cover of Time magazine, she's been known for what she didn't have. Her Taliban husband and in-laws hacked off her nose and ears as punishment for running away.
Her disfigured face became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, a reminder of what might come in spades if the Taliban regains control. (FULL STORY)
By Juliet Fuisz, CNN
Many of us believed that the ban on ivory, more than two decades ago, had ended the illegal ivory trade and saved Africa's elephants.
But instead, the magnificent creatures are again in danger of extinction because of a resurgent soaring demand for ivory half a world away in China.
Twenty-five thousand elephants were killed in 2011 – poaching levels that had not been seen in more than ten years.
The U.S. government describes a new sort of ivory organized crime that spurs on these massacres by heavily armed militias. In many parts of the African continent, murder rates now exceed population growth, meaning that the African elephant could simply disappear altogether.
In the video above Christiane Amanpour previews a National Geographic documentary called "Battle for the Elephants," in which reporter Bryan Christy investigated how Asia's booming ivory industry is keeping African poachers in business.
By Samuel Burke, CNN
The Bangladesh factory collapse two weeks ago has, at last count, killed over 1,000 people.
The country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has laid part of the blame for that tragedy on the Western retailers that flock to that country to take advantage of cheap labor.
Minimum wage in Bangladesh is a measly $38 a month, but the heartbreaking images of people being pulled out of rubble could be a catalyst for Western consumers and retailers to insist on better conditions for workers there.
The Walt Disney Company has already pulled out – but is that the right way to make things better? Some of the biggest retailers in the world, like Walmart, H&M, Gap and JCPenney still remain. FULL POST
CNN's Christiane Amanpour examines violence in Pakistan just ahead of the country's first ever democratic transition of power.
By Samuel Burke, CNN
The sexual abuse of women serving in all branches of the U.S. military has soared to a new level of outrage.
In an alarming confirmation that women are risking sexual assault just to serve their country, a Pentagon survey released this week reports that it's happened to more than six percent of women on active duty last year – an increase from previous years.
The military has again been rocked this week after the Air Force officer in charge of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program was himself arrested and charged with sexual abuse. Now, both Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Barack Obama are weighing in, vowing to really enforce a zero-tolerance policy.
"I want them to hear directly from their commander in chief that I've got their back," President Obama said. "We're not going to tolerate this."
But only a fifth of all these cases ever get to trial. FULL POST
By Samuel Burke, CNN
Evidence of chemical weapons use gets harder to find with each passing day in Syria.
The Assad regime is blocking U.N. special investigators from entering the country as the Obama administration continues to seek concrete proof.
“It is publicly known that Syria has the largest active chemical weapons program in the world," President Obama's former chief adviser on all matters relating to weapons of mass destruction, Gary Samore, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. FULL POST
By Samuel Burke, CNN
Congressional hearings Wednesday on the September 11, 2012 Benghazi, Libya attacks were missing a key player in the affair.
Thomas Pickering, former ambassador and a top State Department official, is the author of the after-action report on the attack, which left four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead.
The chairman of the House committee overseeing the hearing, Congressman Darrell Issa, said Pickering had refused to attend.
Pickering called Issa’s statement “colossally misinformed,” in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Wednesday. FULL POST
By Samuel Burke & Ken Olshansky, CNN
The vast majority of the 166 detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay say they would rather starve than spend another day in limbo.
One of the more than 100 men now on hunger strike is an Afghan man in his early thirties, known only as Obaidullah – a prisoner with no charges filed against him.
His only daughter was born just two days before he was taken into custody. She'll be eleven this summer, and has never met her father.
In March, Obaidullah wrote a detailed account of his hunger strike, which the U.S. Department of Justice recently declassified.
"I'm losing all hope because I've been imprisoned at Guantanamo for almost eleven years now, and I still do not know my fate," he wrote. FULL POST
By Claire Calzonetti and Samuel Burke
Two years after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi, Libya's shaky democracy is teetering.
For days now, gangs of armed men have surrounded key ministries, trying to force out members of the democratically-elected government.
Libyan Justice Minister Salah Marghani has been forced to evacuate his own ministry, because it has been surrounded for a week by armed militias.
“The country is going through a terrible fear,” Marghani told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday. “But I assure you that the situation is under control and the government will not yield.”
Marghani reaffirmed that the government will not respond with violence.
“This situation is a standoff – a struggle between growing the right way and maybe falling back to the area of dictatorship,” Marghani said. FULL POST