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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.

Al Baghdadi Named #Influencer2014

December 8th, 2014
11:42 AM ET

Last week, Becky moderated a Town Hall in Dubai where she put the results of our #Influencer2014 online voting to a group of leading opinion-makers from across the Middle East.

They had the opportunity to discuss why the Middle Eastern Refugee, Saudi King Abdullah and ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi came out ahead of the other candidates on our list.

Afterwards the audience gathered in the Town Hall voted on who they think had the most impact on regional affairs in the past year. This is the clip of our guests discussing the reasons they think Al Baghdadi had the most influence.

El Oakley: Libya Needs International Help

November 30th, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Libyan Health Minister, Rieda El Oakley, says the United Nation's decision to label country "unsafe" is preventing much-needed humanitarian aid to get into the country and is worsening the crisis on the ground. El Oakley says the political vacuum in the country can only be solved if Libyans engage in honest dialogue.

The Hidden Tattoos of Kobani

November 24th, 2014
12:38 PM ET

The Syrian town of Kobani has been a symbolic place in the fight against ISIS. But, American photojournalist Jodi Hilton is focusing on a different side of the city.  She wants you to know about the old tradition of women's facial tattoos.

Documenting the Human Impact of War

November 24th, 2014
12:05 PM ET

Most of the times when we are reporting on war and geo-political conflict, we overlook the human stories at the heart of conflict. French photographer Anne Paq has been capturing the human impact of the standoff between Israel and Gaza where the youngest and oldest members of society fell victim to aerial attacks.

 

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.

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