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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.

The best from Toronto Film Festival

September 13th, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Becky looks at "12 Years a Slave" and Filipino crime thriller "Metro Manila", which has been a hit with critics.


Filed under:  Entertainment • Video

Experts weigh in on Putin's op-ed

September 13th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Yesterday, The New York Times published an op-ed by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The piece garnered significant attention across media outlets worldwide, with varying opinions emerging about the piece.

Text: Vladimir Putin's Comments on American Exceptionalism, Syria cause a fuss

In this debate, Becky gets a variety of perspectives on President Putin's piece by speaking with Fyodor Lukyanov, the editor in chief of Russia in Global Affairs Magazine, Semih Idiz, a contributing writer for Al-Monitor in Turkey, and Miriam Elder, the foreign editor at BuzzFeed in New York.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Syria • Video

Assad's cousin: He will give up weapons

September 13th, 2013
02:34 PM ET

In 1984, Ribal al-Assad, Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad's cousin, was exiled from Syria with his family amidst allegations that his father, Rifaat al-Assad, was responsible for the Hama massacre. Ribal was only 9 at the time, and has been living abroad ever since.

Text: U.S. and Russia negotiate over Syrian chemical weapons

Despite being away from his home country, Ribal closely monitors events in Syria. He is the founder of the Organization for Democracy and Freedom in Syria and has spoken out against his cousin numerous times. But in this interview with Becky, Ribal acknowledged that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad appears to be making concessions.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Syria • Video
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