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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.

Queen Rania: Everyone must be concerned about extremism

October 19th, 2014
05:15 PM ET

Jordan shares borders with Iraq and Syria. Conflict has already created a refugee crisis. But equally concerning is the threat from ISIS, a group that knows no borders.

Queen Rania tells Becky Anderson that extremism should be everybody's concern.

Salma Hayek-Pinault: Young, Audacious Women are Making a Difference

October 16th, 2014
02:14 PM ET

Hollywood superstar Salma Hayek-Pinault is on a mission to raise awareness about campaigns aimed at empowering girls across the world. She's recently collaborated on Humaira: The Game Changer.  That's a documentary about rural Pakistan where education wasn't high on anyone's priority list until a determined young woman called Humaira decided to change that. The film details her fight to educate children in her community – particularly the girls. The message is clear – women with vision can make a difference and that's a message Salma conveyed when she spoke with Becky.

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.

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