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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.

Letters of Hope

April 29th, 2014
05:00 PM ET

The world's largest refugee camp – Dadaab in Kenya – is some three thousand kilometers from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. But children in the two camps have been united through the power of pen and paper. Aid agency CARE International helped Somali children write letters of hope and encouragement to Syrian youngsters in a similar predicament. This video demonstrates what happened next.


Filed under:  Africa • General • Middle East • Syria

A Pilot's Eye View of Dubai

April 29th, 2014
03:30 PM ET

For pilot/photographer Karim Nafatni, the cockpit is his office, the rooftop his hangout. Both vantage points allow him to capture stunning photographic vistas of Dubai's world-class skyline.


Filed under:  CNN iReport • General • Middle East • Parting Shots • Photography

Oppotunities in a Post-Arab Spring World: Café Chat Part Two

April 28th, 2014
07:18 AM ET

The Arab Spring promised so much, particularly for disillusioned young people and many women who had previously felt marginalized in society. But three years on, has progress been made?

In the second part of her group discussion in a Dubai café, Becky Anderson hears the views of regional experts on the roles of women and youths in today's Arab World, and the opportunities afforded to them.


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East

Burj Khalifa Base Jumpers Relive their Big Drop

April 27th, 2014
10:34 AM ET

Connect the World's Becky Anderson speaks with two French daredevils who plummeted from the top of the world's tallest building and set a new world record for base jumping. Brave or crazy? You decide.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • General • Middle East • Sport

Syrian Refugees Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

April 24th, 2014
04:54 PM ET

"The art of our necessities is strange,
And can make vile things precious."

So says the eponymous King Lear in the second act of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies. Little seems precious in the harsh environment of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. But one man decided to give the camp's children an experience they could treasure, marking the Bard's 450th birthday with a performance of the classic play.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Middle East • Parting Shots • Syria
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