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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 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

EU health chief: We can't isolate West Africa over Ebola

October 8th, 2014
05:30 PM ET

European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg says that, while something clearly went wrong in Spain, the country should not be criticized for the continent's first homegrown Ebola case. And speaking to Becky Anderson from Brussels, he added that the answer to protecting the continent is not banning flights from affected countries in West Africa. Borg says Europe has a crucial role to play in supplying humanitarian assistance to the nations at the heart of the outbreak.


Filed under:  Africa • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • General • Health

Qatar 2022 Bribery Claims Threaten to Derail Winning Bid

June 2nd, 2014
08:19 PM ET

Qatar's successful World Cup bid was supposed to cement the Gulf emirate's position on the global stage. But the aftermath of its selection has been plagued by concerns over human rights, heat, seasonal changes, broken promises and – most recently – alleged corruption. The chairman of Fifa's Independent Governance Committee Mark Pieth tells Becky Anderson why he wants a rerun of the 2022 World Cup vote.


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