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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.

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.

IPL Fever Hits UAE for Six

April 17th, 2014
12:56 PM ET

The most lucrative competition in cricket has descended on the UAE. Twenty IPL matches will be played over two weeks in the emirates of Abu Dhabi , Dubai and Sharjah. They're expected to attract a huge local fan-base and a worldwide television audience of up to a billion. CNN's Amir Daftari previews the action.


Filed under:  General • Global Connections • Middle East • Sport

El-Sisi and the Future of Egypt

April 15th, 2014
07:50 PM ET

Violence, civil unrest and alleged human rights abuses threaten to overshadow May elections in one-time Middle Eastern powerhouse Egypt. But military maestro and presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is hoping to put his country back on the map for the right reasons.

As Egypt seeks to consign the failure of the Arab Spring to the past, CNN's Becky Anderson discusses the prospect of el-Sisi in power and the regional repercussions. She is joined by the Brookings Institution's H.A. Hellyer and The National's Chief Columnist Faisal al-Yafai.


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

Is Bashar al-Assad Winning Syria's War?

April 15th, 2014
11:37 AM ET

On Sunday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told a group of Damascus students that victory in his country's civil war was within sight. As al-Assad eyes a third presidential term, Amara Walker talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf about the country's prospects after three bloody years and 150,000 deaths.


Filed under:  Analysis • General • Middle East • Syria

Becky's First Week in Abu Dhabi

April 10th, 2014
07:04 PM ET

Connect the World with Becky Anderson has now been broadcasting for a week from its new home in the UAE. In this video, Becky visits Abu Dhabi's Saadiyat Island, where she reflects on her initial impressions, and looks ahead to the future of the city and the show.


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