September 19th, 2014
08:56 AM ET

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Speaks to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive

Premieres Sunday, Sept. 21

 As he prepares for his first address before the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sit down with Fareed Zakaria for a global exclusive and wide-ranging interview to air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, Sept. 21.

The interview was taped on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Prime Minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi, and marks Modi’s first since he was elected Prime Minister of India.

Prime Minister Modi discusses India’s economic growth, relations with China and the United States, terrorism, and more.

AIRTIMES

In India on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Indian Standard Time):

  • CNN: 4:30p.m.

In the United States on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Eastern Time):

  • CNN International: 7:00a.m., encore at 3:00p.m.
  • CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.
September 17th, 2014
11:16 AM ET

Man kidnapped by ISIS with Steven Sotloff tells CNN U.S. government never interviewed him about abduction

In a report that first aired on Erin Burnett OutFront Tuesday, CNN's Karl Penhaul (@karlpenhaul) talks to Yosef Abobaker about the ISIS fighters who abducted him and American journalist Steven Sotloff in Syria in August 2013. Abobaker, who was working as Sotloff's fixer, was eventually released while Sotloff remained in captivity until his beheading  earlier this month.

When asked whether U.S. officials tried to interview him about their abduction, Abobaker says nobody reached out to him to discuss his experience.

"Nobody tried to contact me and I tried to help. Nobody come to me and ask me any questions from the (U.S.) government...Nobody contact me or ask me about their conditions. And they can find me – it's easy. But no, nobody tried to contact me."

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Topics: Erin Burnett • ISIS • Karl Penhaul • Syria
September 11th, 2014
04:46 PM ET

CNN's Hala Gorani speaks to Assad adviser about Obama's ISIS speech, strategy

In an interview with CNN’s Hala Gorani, Syrian official Bouthaina Shaaban says Syria is ready to work with the U.S., but warns against any "act of aggression” by the U.S.

“We are ready to be part of any coalition against terrorism, and any strike on Syria without coordination with the Syrian government is considered an aggression against Syria.”

Shaaban, who is the political and media adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, also says Obama’s strategy against ISIS has “many loopholes” and “leaves a lot to be desired.”

“The strategy that I read by Obama has many loopholes and leaves a lot to be desired. He would benefit a lot from cooperating with the Syrian government against terrorism because we have been truly fighting terrorism for the last four years. The four points he outlined as his strategy will not work simply because they are not based on reality.”

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CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Alarmed by ISIS
September 8th, 2014
04:06 PM ET

CNN Poll: Majority of Americans Alarmed by ISIS

Days before the anniversary of September 11, 2001, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday reports that Americans are increasingly concerned that ISIS represents a direct terror threat, fearful that ISIS agents are living in the United States.

Seven in 10 Americans believe ISIS has the resources to launch an attack against the United States, just days before President Barack Obama plans to address the nation on the subject.

Visit CNN.com for more about today's poll.


Topics: CNN Politics • CNN/ORC Polls • ISIS
September 3rd, 2014
11:19 AM ET

Inside CNN's interviews with detained Americans in North Korea

CNN correspondent Will Ripley (@willripleycnn) tells Anderson Cooper (@andersoncooper) what happened behind the scenes of his impromptu interviews with three detained Americans in North Korea.

"Government minders pulled me aside – they were shaking – and said we needed to go right now back to Pyongyang. I was nervous – I didn't know what was happening," Ripley said.

We got in this van and drove to an area of the capital that we've never seen before off the regular route up to this nondescript building. And it was only when we were standing at the front door that they told us...we would be talking with the three Americans who were being held in North Korea."

Here's Ripley's report on his interviews with Kenneth Bae, Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller: http://cnn.it/1poUfVw 


Topics: AC360 • North Korea • Will Ripley
August 15th, 2014
11:35 AM ET

Flight from Terror: New CNN special report takes viewers inside dramatic rescue from Iraq's Mt. Sinjar

What started off as an aid drop for a vulnerable population fleeing persecution at the hands of ISIS unexpectedly turned into a dramatic and chaotic rescue mission that has become a defining moment for a country on the brink of collapse.

CNN's senior international correspondent Ivan Watson and his team, which includes Emmy-nominated photojournalist Mark Phillips, were on board the Iraqi relief helicopter making a supply drop to desperate Yazidis seeking refuge from ISIS on Mt. Sinjar. As the chopper touched down, it was rushed by these frantic refugees begging for rescue. Among them, a girl in purple with tears streaming down her face - 15-year-old Aziza. Separated from her father back on Mt. Sinjar, her story has captured the world's attention.

But as Watson reported after the rescue, getting off the mountain – either by air or on foot – is only half the battle. Where do the Yazidis go now? In a breathtaking half hour, CNN takes you behind the scenes of the dramatic rescue from Mt. Sinjar as people embark on a flight from terror.  FULL POST

August 10th, 2014
12:21 PM ET

Senator John McCain on State of the Union with Candy Crowley: "I would be launching airstrikes not only in Iraq, but in Syria against ISIS."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, spoke to Crowley about US airstrikes in Iraq, ISIS’ threat to national security, and Obama’s leadership and strategy in the Middle East.

“While the president has continued to say this is an Iraqi problem, this is an Iraqi problem, but it's a United States problem and it is a threat to our national security.” Senator John McCain FULL POST

August 5th, 2014
12:20 AM ET

Did Hamas really use human shields? CNN's Randi Kaye takes a closer look

Israel claims that Hamas is intentionally putting Palestinian civilians in harms way. Randi Kaye takes a closer look at what the Israeli military says is evidence that Hamas has developed a strategy of using human shields.

Chris Gunness is the spokesman for the United Nation's Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees. He says the one thing the U.N. cannot deliver is security.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Gaza • Israel • Randi Kaye
July 24th, 2014
03:28 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Turkish PM Erdogan sits down with CNN's Becky Anderson

In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the situation in Gaza, calling it a “genocide by Israel.”

“Nazism, the Fascism that was applied by Hitler, if you put all these on the table just like that, you can see that what Israel does to Palestine, to Gaza right now, has surpassed what Hitler did to them,” Erdogan said. “We don't approve. We don't accept what Hitler did either, but right now, we do not accept this persecution, the massacre, the genocide by Israel. Hamas and Fatah are unified in respect of this two-state structure, and they've formed a national consensus government. Israel does not want this government to make progress, they want to break it up.”

Erdogan also accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.” FULL POST


Topics: Becky Anderson • Connect the World • Egypt • Gaza • Israel • Turkey
Turkish PM Erdogan to CNN: "Israel is a terror state."
July 23rd, 2014
04:17 PM ET

Turkish PM Erdogan to CNN: "Israel is a terror state."

In an interview recorded Wednesday with CNN’s Becky Anderson (@beckycnn), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of being a “terror state,” saying that the country’s operation in Gaza was “creating a wave of terror.”

Erdogan also denied that the governments of Turkey or Qatar were involved in the funding of Hamas’ terrorist activities, saying the only support his country is offering to the people of Gaza is humanitarian.

“Qatar’s cooperation with Turkey has always been to be on the side of the persecuted and to support them through humanitarian aid. This is what’s being done.”

The full interview will air Thursday at 11aET on CNN International’s Connect the World with Becky Anderson. FULL POST

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