Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
Head of OPCW-UN Joint Mission in Syria tells CNN's Becky Anderson all of Syria's declared chemical weapons have left the country.
President Obama's West Point foreign policy address was the very definition of a speech heard around the world. But how has it been received around the world? Jim Clancy hears the thoughts of The National's Faisal al-Yafai in Abu Dhabi and The Henry Jackson Society's Alan Mendoza in London.
The world's largest refugee camp – Dadaab in Kenya – is some three thousand kilometers from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. But children in the two camps have been united through the power of pen and paper. Aid agency CARE International helped Somali children write letters of hope and encouragement to Syrian youngsters in a similar predicament. This video demonstrates what happened next.
"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.
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.