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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.

Vandewalle: Libya is in a state of civil war

October 15th, 2014
05:09 PM ET

Months of chaos in Libya have come to a head. More fighting broke out in the key eastern city of Benghazi today and the sounds of gunfire came as no surprise, after a retired Libyan general vowed to reclaim the city from extremists. A lot of the fighting is that Libya is suffering from a power vacuum ever since the fall of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Becky spoke to Libyan expert Dirk Vandewalle who says the country is in the middle of a full out civil war.

Falcon beauty pageant in Abu Dhabi

October 15th, 2014
04:29 PM ET

For many bird enthusiasts, the falcon is ne of the most majestic birds of prey. But over here in the UAE the bird is a national symbol and a lot of people take "falconry" very seriously. So every year some of the finest specimens gather in Abu Dhabi for the annual falcon beauty contest. CTW intern Khadeeja Alhossani went to check it out and this is her report!

Marashi: Iran & U.S. Face Common Threats

October 14th, 2014
05:12 PM ET

Iran and six world powers are once again meeting to try to hammer out a comprehensive deal on the country's nuclear program. This time they are meeting in Vienna and they hope to get some sort of movement on the nuclear file before the deadline at the end of November. Becky spoke to regular contribute Reza Marashi from the National Iranian American Council about how the changing dynamics in the region may push Washington and Tehran to finally achieve a breakthrough.

Wallström: Two sides need to be on equal footing

October 13th, 2014
05:14 PM ET

The British parliament is debating a measure that would officially recognize Palestine as a state. It's a non-binding measure, but the spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said he would abstain from the vote. Israel is condemning the measure saying a Palestinian state can only come through negotiation.

Meanwhile, Sweden has already decided it will go ahead and recognize Palestine as a state. Swedish FM Margot Wallström spoke to Becky about why she thinks the decision will boost the chances of a two state solution.

Yumkella: We are failing against Ebola

October 12th, 2014
04:13 PM ET

In today's show Becky spoke to U.N. Under Secretary-General for Sustainable Energy, Kandeh Yumkella. His remit as an international diplomat doesn't usually include public health issues. But he's from Sierra Leone and he's very concerned about the pace of the international response to the Ebola epidemic which is quickly becoming a global crisis.

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