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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

Arabia's biggest oasis: Exploring Salalah

October 7th, 2014
10:22 AM ET

When you think of the Arabian peninsula, you probably think of sand, scorching sun and camels. Well, Salalah in southern Oman certainly has camels. But each summer, you might struggle to find them as the monsoon brings rain and thick mist to the region. "Inside the Middle East" Producer Jon Jensen and Photojournalist Al Skene give us an insight into the challenges and thrills of filming in Arabia's hidden green corner.


Filed under:  General • Middle East • Parting Shots • Photography

Leone Lakhani's Ramadan Diary

July 2nd, 2014
04:31 PM ET

Daylight fasting is a key requirement during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. In the first part of her Ramadan diary, CNN's Leone Lakhani reports on the health risks and benefits that come with compliance.


Filed under:  General • Health • Middle East • Video
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