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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.

Saving Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea

November 9th, 2014
01:15 PM ET

Each week, hundreds of migrants board boats to make the perilous crossing to Europe in search of a better life. They come from all over the world especially from parts countries experiencing major political turmoil. Many of the boats don't make it to shore resulting in countless people drowning in the waters of the Mediterranean. Many of those stories often goes unreported.

Recently, some European countries have raised concerns about the efforts underway to solve the problem. But, as the political debate continues a pair of philanthropists has set out to tackle it themselves.Regina & Chris Catrambone are Co-founders of Migrant Offshore Aid Station. This is their story.

Capturing Everyday Life in Iran

November 4th, 2014
05:11 PM ET

Today marks 35 years since the Iran Hostage Crisis. It was a turning point in Iran's relationship with the United States. But three decades on, Iran shouldn't only be viewed through the prism of that event. That's according to photojournalist Nafise Motlaq who uses the link between fathers and daughters to challenge stereotypes about her homeland.

U.N. Envoy to Syria: ISIS is Not Unstoppable

November 4th, 2014
02:05 PM ET

Last summer, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon appointed veteran Italian-Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura as the new special envoy tasked with seeking a peaceful resolution of the ongoing conflict in Syria. He's the third U.N. envoy to Syria in as many years and says that to achieve any progress on the ground the international community needs to focus on iconic steps.

Making the Middle East Laugh

November 2nd, 2014
04:58 PM ET

Most of the times we focus on stories of conflict and war coming out of the Middle East. But that's not what defines this region and its diverse population. Becky got a chance to sit down with some young comedians who have been making the middle east chuckle with their stand up routines.

Bushati: Fighting ISIS is a global effort

October 29th, 2014
03:58 PM ET

In the past couple of weeks, a lot of our focus has been honed on the north Syrian city of Kobane. It's a Kurdish stronghold and on Wednesday Iraqi Kurdish forces were given permission to travel to the front lines in Kobane via Turkey.

But the Kurds are just one part of the larger international coalition against ISIS. Several nations have signed on, but their commitment varies greatly. Some countries have merely condemned the militants while others have gone so far as to conduct airstrikes.

Albania has sent military supplies to the Iraqi government and Kurdish forces. Becky spoke to Albanian Foreign Minister Ditmir Bushati to find out why his government joined the fight against a group operating mainly in Syria and Iraq.

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