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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Tuesday's Connector – General Hamid Gul

August 5th, 2010
01:00 AM ET

Retired Lieutenant General Hamid Gul is one of the most famous and controversial military figures in Pakistan.

He served as director of the country's main intelligence agency, known as the ISI, from 1987-1989.

During this time Gul played an instrumental role with CIA in the anti-Soviet support of the Mujahideen in Afghanistan War of 1979-1989. As a result, he is often cited as helping to set up the Afghani Taliban.

Although he worked closely with the CIA during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Gul became increasingly critical of American foreign policy in the region and blames the US for much of the violence there.

In 2007 during President Musharraf's declared state of emergency, Gul was arrested.

Recently Gul has made headlines with the WikiLeaks release which portrayed him as what the Washington Post described as the “public face of an underground Pakistani military network that appears to be working to destroy the U.S. effort to create a pro-West Afghanistan”

Gul has denied the claims and called the information "fiction."

What would you like to ask General Gul? Now's your chance.

Send in your questions and we'll put them to him.

Friday's Connector: Martina Navratilova

August 5th, 2010
12:53 AM ET

Martina Navratilova is known around the world for the epic battles she waged on tennis courts. She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, a record 31 Grand Slam women's doubles titles and 10 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She advanced to the Wimbledon singles final 12 times, including nine consecutive years from 1982-1990.

Martina Navratilova is your Connector of the Day.

Martina Navratilova is your Connector of the Day.

But the toughest opponent she has ever faced has been off the court.

Navratilova had been busy and neglected to get her regular mammograms for the past few years. During January of this year, she made a routine doctor's appointment and that's when cancer was spotted. Navratilova underwent a lumpectomy in March - and completed six weeks of radiation in June.

The tennis great allowed a CNN camera team to be alongside her as she tried to balance her treatments with her demanding daily routine at the French Open. She underwent her treatments in the morning, commentated for the Tennis Channel during the day, and spent her evenings playing Legends tennis.

CNN has been granted rare access to one of the most recognized and successful female athletes in the world. Navratilova is sharing her story with the world, so she can inspire women to get their mammograms and take a more active role in their personal health.

CNN will air Martina: My Toughest Opponent on Saturday, Aug 7, at 5:30p in London, 6:30p CET. Viewers will get to see a side of Martina they've never seen before. They'll see her travelling to her treatments while attempting to keep up her busy schedule. You will meet her doctor, see where she's getting treated and meet the group of friends who are determined to see her through this chapter in her life.

Ahead of that, she's taking your questions as our Connector of the Day.

What do you want to ask Martina Navratilova?