Tune in at 16:00 London, 19:00 UAE

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.

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

The Man with the Golden Gut

April 22nd, 2014
04:57 PM ET

We’ve all heard of people having a heart of gold. But what about a belly of the shiny stuff? That’s what doctors in New Delhi found when a man arrived from overseas in severe discomfort. As Amir Daftari reports, his apparent attempt at tax evasion did not have a glittering end. A warning: this story may prove hard to stomach.


Filed under:  General • Health • India

U.S. Lawmakers Weigh in on Ukraine Crisis

April 21st, 2014
09:49 PM ET

A U.S. congressional delegation has arrived in Kiev alongside Vice-President Joe Biden. The aim is to counter a growing conflict with Moscow which has sparked fears of a new Cold War. Ahead of this multi-faceted diplomatic effort, Becky Anderson spoke with Ed Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and his Democratic counterpart Eliot Engel in the Ukrainian capital.


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • General • Russia • Ukraine

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

Improbable Reprieve at Iran Gallows

April 17th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

An Iranian man convicted of murder was facing almost certain death. But seconds before his hanging was due to take place, he was offered a reprieve from the unlikeliest source. A photographer was on hand to capture the whole remarkable scene. He tells CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson exactly what he witnessed.

« older posts