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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.

Léon: Libya is Running Out of Time

November 18th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

ISIS says its goal is to form a caliphate across Syria and Iraq. But, the militant group is also making inroads in places like Libya where an all-out civil war between warring factions has provided fertile ground for extremist groups to flourish.

Becky spoke to the UN's Special Envoy to Libya, Bernadino Léon, to find out what the international community can do to tackle the crisis in the country.

Examining the legacy of Yasser Arafat

November 12th, 2014
02:06 PM ET

As Palestinians mark the tenth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, Becky Anderson hears from two men who worked with him: former State Department adviser Aaron David Miller and long-term unofficial adviser to the Palestinian figurehead, Mark Perry. The pair talk to Becky about Arafat's influence on the peace process, and discuss what he would make of current rifts between Fatah and Hamas, as well as the ongoing standoff with Israel.


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

Choose your Middle East #Influencer2014

November 12th, 2014
10:36 AM ET

They're the people who've made the most headlines throughout a pivotal year for the Middle East. CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson wants to know who you think made the biggest difference to the region in 2014. Watch this video to find out more about the candidates and click here to place your votes.


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Iran • Middle East • Syria

Former slaves find simple sanctuary in Pakistan

November 10th, 2014
05:34 PM ET

British photographer Luke Duggleby describes his work in a Pakistani village where freed slaves have rebuilt their lives in a basic environment. His images tell a story of sadness and hope among a group of people who refuse to let their lives be defined by their past oppression.


Filed under:  General • Human Trafficking • Parting Shots • Photography

Le Drian: Libya needs stability to eradicate terrorism

November 9th, 2014
03:27 PM ET

While the world's eyes are on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, another very real problem is Libya. A country in chaos to put it lightly; not helped by the fact that two rival governments there are fighting for power. Recently, the country's Supreme Court ruled that the internationally recognized parliament is unconstitutional sparking fears the country could descend into a full blown civil war. Becky spoke to French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to ask him about his country instrumental role in the ousting of Libya's former ruler Moammar Ghaddafi back in 2011.  He says its now up to the Libyans to work out what they want.

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