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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.

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

Georgia's Saakashvili Weighs in on Ukraine Crisis

April 16th, 2014
08:41 PM ET

As tensions escalate in Eastern Ukraine and the prospect of war looms ever closer, Becky Anderson quizzes former President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili about his experience of confronting the Kremlin and looking to the West for support.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Breaking News • Crimea • Ukraine

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

The Art of an Outside Broadcast

April 14th, 2014
12:25 PM ET

Connect the World with Becky Anderson has now been broadcasting from its new home in the UAE for over a week. And in the first week alone, the team took the show on the road not once but twice. On Tuesday we were live in front of the world's tallest building – Dubai's Burj Khalifa. And on Thursday we brought the program to downtown Abu Dhabi with a platform on the city's Corniche.

Outside broadcasts always provide a challenge and a buzz. And CTW engineer Louie Mel Maliksi captured the experience beautifully with this time-lapse video.

We're looking forward to many more OBs in the weeks and months ahead. We hope you are too!

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