July 1st, 2014
12:09 AM ET

ISIS declares "Caliphate," calls on groups to pledge their allegiance

The military success of ISIS has emboldened the radical military group to declare "Caliphate" - an Islamic state spanning large areas from Syria to Eastern Iraq and calling on other muslim groups to pledge their allegiance. The group also posted several propaganda videos online showing evidence of their advances against the Iraqi military. CNN's John Berman speaks with Senior International Correspondent Arwa Damon and Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent Ali Soufan about the latest on ground and how significant is ISIS' claim to leadership of the global Islamist movement.


Filed under: al Qaeda • Arwa Damon • Iraq • ISIS
June 17th, 2014
09:53 PM ET

Shiites are signing up to fight ISIS

As hundreds of thousands of people across Iraq flee ISIS fighters, some are ready to take up arms against the militants. Anderson walked through Baghdad and spoke to one man who vowed to be a thorn in ISIS' eye.

Anderson discussed the latest fighting with Nic Robertson and Arwa Damon.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Arwa Damon • Iraq • ISIS • Nic Robertson
June 16th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Can the U.S. use airstrikes to fight ISIS in Iraq?

U.S. officials say the Obama administration is considering airstrikes as one of the options to deal with the threat from ISIS. Anderson asked retired Major General James 'Spider' Marks whether that would require U.S. personnel on the ground to provide intelligence?

Anderson spoke with Arwa Damon in northern Iraq about how Kurdish fighters have been successful defending against ISIS attacks.

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Filed under: Anderson live in Baghdad • Arwa Damon • Iraq • ISIS • Major General Spider Marks
August 21st, 2013
10:20 PM ET

Reports of a new chemical attack in Syria

New reports out of Syria of a chemical attack that may have already claimed hundreds of lives. The Assad regime denies it, but new video appears to show the victims. CNN cannot immediately verify the legitimacy of the video, but the U.N. says it will try to investigate. CNN's Arwa Damon has the latest on a very dangerous situation.

For more context on the latest fighting in Syria, check out tonight's AC360 411

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Syria
August 15th, 2013
10:22 PM ET

Egypt braces for the "Day of Anger"

Massive protests are planned in Egypt, a day after more than 580 Egyptians died in fierce fighting. Witnesses say many of those killed today were shot by Egyptian security forces firing live ammunition at protest camps. At the same time Islamist demonstrators attacked churches and called for a Muslim state in Egypt. Anderson takes a closer look at today's violence and what we can expect tomorrow.  He spoke with CNN's Arwa Damon in Cairo, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, Arab affairs analyst Robin Wright, and Daily Beast correspondent Peter Beinart.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Ari Fleischer • Arwa Damon • Egypt
August 14th, 2013
10:00 PM ET

Egypt: State of emergency

Hundreds of people die as a wave of street violence sweeps across Egypt. The majority of those killed were members of the Muslim Brotherhood and supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsy. In addition, dozens of police officers were also killed in the fighting. This latest violence began when security forces raided a camp full of Morsy's supporters in Cairo. CNN's Arwa Damon got close to the fighting earlier today during her reporting. Anderson spoke to her from Cairo.

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Egypt • Ivan Watson
November 21st, 2012
11:24 PM ET

Possible change in Gaza after cease-fire

Ben Wedeman and Arwa Damon describe the celebrations and relief in Gaza after Hamas and Israel agreed on a cease-fire.

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Ben Wedeman • Gaza • Hamas • Israel
October 2nd, 2012
10:32 PM ET

'Investigators have to go' to Libya

Fran Townsend says although the crime scene is less valuable now, the U.S. should investigate the consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Fran Townsend • Libya • Terrorism
September 13th, 2012
11:10 PM ET

Libyan govt. needs to control weapons

Bob Baer and Arwa Damon explain the challenges America will face trying to find the U.S. Consulate attackers in Libya.

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Filed under: Arwa Damon • Bob Baer • Libya
February 17th, 2012
01:53 AM ET

Video: Arwa Damon reports from Homs

Syria's ambassador to the UN says there's no armed conflict in his country. Arwa Damon reports on AC360 a very different story.

Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Arwa Damon • Syria
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