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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.

Which TV Ads Score at the 2014 World Cup?

June 11th, 2014
06:37 AM ET

The World Cup wouldn't be the World Cup without the innovative, entertaining advertising campaigns that come with it. As with the U.S. Super Bowl, the sport is sometimes a sideline for fans of fantastic TV marketing. Amir Daftari explores the best of the big spenders.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Parting Shots • Soccer • Sport

"Star Wars" Force is Strong in the UAE

May 6th, 2014
06:25 AM ET

Connect the World marked "Star Wars" Day on May 4 with a trip deep into the UAE desert in search of filming locations for Episode VII. Amir Daftari encountered some die hard fans and the photographer who first found the film set. But was the force strong enough to lead him to the right location?


Filed under:  Celebrity • Entertainment • General • Middle East • Parting Shots

Syrian Refugees Celebrate Shakespeare's Birthday

April 24th, 2014
04:54 PM ET

"The art of our necessities is strange,
And can make vile things precious."

So says the eponymous King Lear in the second act of one of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedies. Little seems precious in the harsh environment of the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. But one man decided to give the camp's children an experience they could treasure, marking the Bard's 450th birthday with a performance of the classic play.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Middle East • Parting Shots • Syria

Comic Commotion in Dubai

April 8th, 2014
11:23 AM ET

This Tuesday, Connect the World with Becky Anderson comes to you live from Dubai. It's a city that's playing host to a growing number of international events – and over the weekend things got colorful with the third annual Dubai Comic Con. CNN's own Wonder Woman Leone Lakhani joined the other superheroes in attendance. Watch above.

Follow @leonecnn on Instagram to see more pictures from the event.


Filed under:  Entertainment • General • Middle East

Drive Another Day: Bond’s classic cars

March 19th, 2014
03:40 PM ET

He's famed for his 'licence to kill', rather than his 'licence to drive', but Britain's most famous spy has driven an incredible assortment of cars.

Becky visited the London Film Museum's 'Bond in Motion', the largest exhibition of James Bond vehicles, gadgets and gizmos to date.

From Alfa Romeos to Aston Martins, these vehicles have survived through some trying times. Even though special effects have improved over Bond's lifespan, the scenes in the modern films are no less dangerous. Vic Armstrong – former Bond stuntman and stunt coordinator – told Becky that there's no "under-cranking" in the films: everything happens at the speed you see it at.

Becky also spoke to Michael G. Wilson, producer and screenwriter, who says he knows what fans of the franchise really care about. "I think people, when they ask what the next film is they say 'who's the girl and what car does Bond drive?"


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Celebrity • Entertainment • Hollywood • London • Technology • Video
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