July 21st, 2014
11:39 AM ET

CNN Coverage: the downing of Malaysia Flight #17 in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel Crisis

Monday, July 21:

CNN's Chris Cuomo sits down with the rebel leader of the self-styled Donetsk People's Republic Alexander Borodai to discuss the downing of MH17.

Sunday, July 20:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to CNN's Wolf Blitzer:  “I support taking whatever action is necessary to stop this insane situation…"

On CNN's State of the Union: Secretary of State John Kerry to CNN's Candy Crowley: "There is no trust with the Russians" 

CNN correspondents on the ground covering Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine and Gaza-Israel crisis from the following locations:

Ukraine:

Phil Black - @PhilBlackCNN

Ivan Watson - @IvanCNN

Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo

Nick Paton Walsh – @npwcnn

Kyung Lah - @kyunglahCNN

 

Moscow, Russia:

Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Erin McLaughlin - @ErinCNN

Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin

 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:

Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN

 

Jerusalem:

Wolf Blitzer – @wolfblitzer

Martin Savidge – @martinsavidge

John Vause – @vauseCNN

 

Israel at Gaza border:

Atika Shubert – @atikaCNN

 

Gaza:

Ben Wedeman – @benCNN

Karl Penhaul – @karlpenhaul

 

Pentagon: 

Barbara Starr - @barbarastarcnn

 

State Department:

Elise Labott - @eliselabottcnn

 

United Nations:

Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN

 

Malala Yousafzai talks to CNN's Isha Sesay about #BringBackOurGirls, turning 17
July 14th, 2014
03:49 PM ET

Malala Yousafzai talks to CNN's Isha Sesay about #BringBackOurGirls, turning 17

Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai sits down with CNN's Isha Sesay (@IshaSesayCNN) in Abuja to discuss her meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan about the 200+ girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Nigeria more than 90 days ago.

On what President Jonathan told her
"He made me two promises. The first one he made was that he'd definitely meet the parents of those girls and listen to what the parents say. It's very important because the parents need support, and he hasn't met the parents yet so it would be the first meeting. It's a great success for me because I want to raise the voices of those parents.

The second promise was that he would make sure these girls are soon released, and he would try his best. He said that he has many solutions, and he would find the best solution for it."

On cruelty of Boko Haram
"In Swat, it's a very difficult situation of Talibanization and terrorism where we were not allowed to go to school and we are girls. Education was totally banned and women were not allowed to go to market.

But here, the situation is - is like - it's the same. They are against education, but here they - they seem like more cruel. They have crossed the limits of cruelty and harshness. And we see that girls are now deprived of their families. They are away from their homes and it's - it's - I can't even imagine it. And those girls are suffering through it."

On turning 17
"I'm 17 and I feel that I have more and more responsibility as I grow older. I can see myself more responsible, and I think that I should continue my campaign for girls education as well as focus on my education because I believe that education will empower me and it will strengthen me to give me more and more courage."

WATCH THE INTERVIEW HERE: http://cnn.it/1yinmkC 

Full transcript after the jump.
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Topics: Isha Sesay • Nigeria
July 9th, 2014
02:24 PM ET

Israeli President Shimon Peres speaks exclusively to CNN's Becky Anderson

Israel’s President Shimon Peres says his country has warned Gaza’s militants to stop firing rockets at Israel.

“We didn’t start the war today, they started it already several days ago,” Peres said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn). “We warned them, we asked them to stop it…we waited one day, two days, three days and they continued, and they spread their fire on more areas in Israel.”

He also said that a ground offensive on Gaza “may happen quite soon.” Referring to rockets being fired from Gaza, Peres said “if they will stop for example tonight, there won’t be any ground entrance – but if they will continue, sooner or later this will be the response.”
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Topics: Becky Anderson • Gaza • Israel
CNN's Andrew Stevens returns to Tacloban more than six months after Typhoon Haiyan
June 19th, 2014
12:25 PM ET

CNN's Andrew Stevens returns to Tacloban more than six months after Typhoon Haiyan

More than six months after Typhoon Haiyan ravaged the Philippines, CNN anchor and correspondent Andrew Stevens (@andrewcnn) returns to Tacloban to see how the city is recovering. Stevens, who was the only international journalist in Tacloban when the powerful storm hit November 8 last year, finds out how the city is rebuilding and how 100,000 residents still living in tents are coping.

Watch Andrew’s report here http://cnn.it/1jALYfy and read his reporter’s notebook on this trip here http://cnn.it/1uFOkyR.

In addition, here’s incredible drone video that shows life before and after Haiyan in Tacloban: http://cnn.it/1nmmHbm

Anderson Cooper Anchors AC360 Live from Baghdad Beginning Tonight
June 16th, 2014
01:55 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Anchors AC360 Live from Baghdad Beginning Tonight

Anderson Cooper will anchor AC360° live from Baghdad beginning tonight. Cooper, joined by Nic Robertson in Baghdad and Arwa Damon in Irbil, will report on the latest from the volatile country, and what the United States’ options are to slow ISIS’ advance as they boost security at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.

Anderson Cooper 360° airs at 8pm ET on CNN.


Topics: Anderson Cooper • CNN • Iraq
CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for Reporting in Ukraine
June 11th, 2014
05:01 PM ET

CNN Wins Golden Nymph Award for Reporting in Ukraine

CNN International’s coverage of the unrest in Ukraine has been awarded the prestigious Golden Nymph award for Best 24 Hour News Programme at the Monte Carlo Television Festival.

CNN received the award for its coverage of a shooting that took place in Kiev’s Independence Square during anti-government demonstrations earlier this year.

The Monte Carlo TV Festival honors the best in worldwide television across TV series, Miniseries, TV Films, and News.
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Topics: Awards • Nick Paton Walsh • Phil Black • Ukraine
June 9th, 2014
04:59 PM ET

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh returns to Aleppo, Syria

CNN's senior international correspondent Nick Paton Walsh (@npwcnn) returns to the Syrian city of Aleppo, where he finds few signs of life.

He meets a British doctor working in Syria for the past two years, severely wounded six weeks ago by a bomb blast.

"First there is a plane in the sky. We duck down, and they just hit us with a bomb," he says. "I didn't feel anything. The next thing I was woken up and could not feel my leg. Things were burning around me. They took me to a hospital and when I woke up I realized I was burning. I can't sleep at night, it's unbearable."

Read Nick's first-hand account of his trip to Aleppo here.


Topics: Nick Paton Walsh • Syria
June 9th, 2014
12:04 PM ET

CNN's Arwa Damon travels to remote islands of Lake Chad as search for missing Nigerian schoolgirls continues

CNN’s Arwa Damon (@arwacnn) travels to Niger and Lake Chad, an “area of interest” according to U.S. sources involved in the search for the missing schoolgirls from Chibok, Nigeria.  The vast lake – 520 square miles of water – contains many islands, and could be an ideal hiding place for Boko Haram.

A villager on one of these islands tells Damon how he fled Nigeria after Boko Haram attacked his village, setting fire to homes, killing people and stealing produce.

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Topics: Arwa Damon • Nigeria
May 19th, 2014
01:18 PM ET

Inside Boko Haram: CNN's Arwa Damon reports from Nigeria's Borno State

CNN’s senior international correspondent Arwa Damon (@arwacnn) reports from Nigeria’s Borno State on her exclusive interview with two Boko Haram informants who are cooperating with the Nigerian government.

Meeting in a safe house to discuss the tactics used by the terror group, these informants – who could lose their lives if caught speaking to CNN – tell her Boko Haram threatens people with joining the group or death, and warns that kidnapped girls could become human shields.

On recruiting: “They take them to the bush, and they force you to join. It’s either you join or they will kill you.”

On kidnapped girls: “They will use them to negotiate with the government about those of their members that have been detained by the government, or to use them as human shields.”


Topics: Arwa Damon • Nigeria
May 18th, 2014
12:28 PM ET

Sen. Feinstein (D-CA): 'Our report was bipartisan. And [questions] were certainly answered to the satisfaction of the Intelligence Committee.

On the Sunday, May 18, 2014 edition of CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), discussed her thoughts on the new Select Committee set up by the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, steps being taken to reform the NSA's surveillance programs, and her committee's relationship with the CIA.

In response to Crowley's question about her response to the formation of a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, Feinstein said she felt that the questions regarding what happened have been answered, specifically, Feinstein said: "...our report was bipartisan. And [questions] were certainly answered to the satisfaction of the Intelligence Committee".

The full transcript of this interview is available after the jump: FULL POST

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