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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.

Emirati film opens Abu Dhabi film festival

October 23rd, 2014
05:12 PM ET

The eighth edition of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival has kicked off and ahead of that Becky got a chance to sit down with Emirati filmmaker Ali Mostafa. His film, From A to B, will open the 10-day movie extravaganza. It is the first time a locally-produced film kicks of the event and for Ali that's a source of pride and a sign of the UAE's growing film industry.

The Holy Land through the lens of photographers

October 23rd, 2014
04:49 PM ET

This Place brings together 12 photographers from around the world to explore the socio-political reality of the Holy Land.  The artist behind the project, Frederic Brennerbelieves only through such images can the world understand the complexities of Israelis and Palestinians, their history and their daily life. The 12 photographers participating in This Place are Wendy Ewald, Martin Kollar, Josef Koudelka, Jungjin Lee, Gilles Peress, Fazal Sheikh, Stephen Shore, Rosalind Solomon, Thomas Struth, Jeff Wall, Nick Waplington, and Frederic Brenner himself.

Understanding the dynamics of Iraq and Iran

October 21st, 2014
05:27 PM ET

As new Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi arrives for talks in Tehran, we examine why their conversations deserve a wide audience. Becky Anderson hosts a debate between Iranian political analyst Mohammad Ali Shabani and Dubai-based political negotiator Ali Khedery, covering anti-Shia violence in Iraq, the impact of ISIS, proxy diplomacy with Washington and the elephant in the room as negotiations continue – Saudi Arabia.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Iran • Middle East • United States

Life under ISIS parodied in Iraqi TV show

October 21st, 2014
05:06 PM ET

Black humor can often calm our nerves when we're confronting our darkest fears. For people living in Bagjdad, the threat of living under ISIS rule has become very real, as the militants creep closer to the Iraqi capital. A local TV show risks retaliation from the terrorist group by parodying life under them. CNN's Ben Wedeman reports.


Filed under:  Breaking News • Middle East • Parting Shots

After Gadhafi: U.S. Ambassador to Libya on a country in crisis

October 20th, 2014
05:38 PM ET

Three years ago today, Colonel Moammar Gadhafi was killed. If his death was supposed to herald a positive new, democratic dawn for Libya, that hasn't materialized. If anything, the country has only taken a turn for the worse.

Two years ago last month, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed in the most publicized act of violence since Gadhafi's fall. His successor Deborah Jones – who has been forced to vacate Tripoli in light of the recent security meltdown – talks to CNN's Becky Anderson about why the international community has turned its back on a country it fought to liberate – and where Libya goes from here.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Middle East • NATO
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