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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.

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

Gadhafi's cousin seeks role in Libya's future

October 26th, 2014
03:39 PM ET

Ahmed Gadhaf al Dam has told CNN that the international community let down Libya after the Arab Spring – and he wants to help fix it. Becky Anderson reports on the hurdles he faces if he's going to make it to the negotiating table.


Filed under:  Arab Spring • Breaking News • General • Middle East

Moussa Defends Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

May 6th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

As campaigning begins for Egypt's May election, former Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa tells Amara Walker that presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is right to stand up to "terrorists". But is a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood compatible with the constitution he has been helping to craft?


Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Egypt • General • Middle East

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

Turbulent Times in the Middle East: Café Chat Part One

April 21st, 2014
07:47 AM ET

Connect the World's new home in the UAE is a relative haven of stability in a volatile part of the world. But it's certainly not immune from the interwoven issues that keep its neighbors in the headlines.

In the latest of her café conversations, Becky Anderson sits down with three Middle East experts to gain their insights on Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egpyt. What does the future hold for these key regional players and how will what happens there impact the UAE and its GCC allies?


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