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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.

Understanding Egypt's Challenges

July 7th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

Arab affairs analyst H.A. Hellyer talks to CNN's Becky Anderson about recent subsidy cuts in Egypt and challenges facing President Sisi.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Economy • Egypt

Shoukry: Egypt's image has been tarnished

July 7th, 2014
04:30 PM ET

Despite the political divisions in Egypt, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi swept into power last May with a huge mandate including turning around a flagging economy, high unemployment and high fuel prices.

To add to that list, is changing the negative perception surrounding Egypt in the international community. Becky sat down with the country's new Foreign Minister for his first international news interview. Watch what he had to say about how Cairo wants to deal with the rest of the world.

Remember you can always send your comments and questions to us using #CTWLiveFrom on Facebook and Twitter. 


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Egypt

Understanding Ramadan with Ali AlSaloom

July 1st, 2014
06:30 PM ET

One of the main objectives of our #CTWLiveFrom series is to take you to the heart of the issues impacting the Middle East and to explore cultural norms and practices like those surrounding the fasting month of Ramadan.

So who better to ask about these than Ali AlSaloom. He's a writer and UAE cultural expert who offers tips and advice to people about Emirati life on his website: askali.com

Watch him answering Becky's questions and send yours using #CTWLiveFrom.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews

Secret City: Sharjah

July 1st, 2014
04:24 PM ET

In recent years, the emirate of Sharjah may have been overshadowed by the rise of its southern neighbors Dubai and Abu Dhabi. But 2014 is Sharjah's year in the limelight. It's been honored as the Capital of Islamic Culture and its rich history and artistic offerings are coming to the fore. As part of Connect the World's "Live From..." month on the road, Becky Anderson enjoys a tour of Sharjah's little-known treasures with Sultan Al Qassemi.


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

Syria's declared chemical weapons gone

June 23rd, 2014
10:20 PM ET

Head of OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria tells CNN's Becky Anderson all of Syria's declared chemical weapons have left the country.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Syria
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