Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Ukraine's president, Viktor Yanukovych, is in a difficult position. Under severe economic pressure from Russia, not to join the EU, he was facing a key EU demand that he was unwilling to meet: free former Prime Minister, and his political opponent, Yulia Tymoshenko.
She was found guilty of abuse of office in a Russian gas deal and sentenced to seven years in prison in 2011. Her supporters say she needs to travel abroad for medical treatment.
Max Foster speaks to Eugenia Tymoshenko, daughter of jailed former PM Yulia Tymoshenko, about her mother's hunger strike.
A day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.
"I'm very happy about this agreement," one man told CNN in Tehran. "We hope all the world knows we use this nuclear (power) just for peace, not for war."
With the exception of extreme hard-liners, many Iranians are extremely happy with the deal, especially after many rounds of negotiations that yielded no results.
Iranian newspapers lauded the agreement, with one proclaiming on the front page: "This is Iran, and everyone is happy."
But just across the region in Jerusalem, many residents echoed the sentiments of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who slammed the deal as "a historic mistake."
But how was such a pivotal deal made?
Iran political analyst Ali Alizadeh breaks down the team that Iran sent to Geneva to hammer out the landmark nuclear deal with the P5+1.