Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
As Palestinians mark the tenth anniversary of Yasser Arafat's death, Becky Anderson hears from two men who worked with him: former State Department adviser Aaron David Miller and long-term unofficial adviser to the Palestinian figurehead, Mark Perry. The pair talk to Becky about Arafat's influence on the peace process, and discuss what he would make of current rifts between Fatah and Hamas, as well as the ongoing standoff with Israel.
They're the people who've made the most headlines throughout a pivotal year for the Middle East. CNN's Connect the World with Becky Anderson wants to know who you think made the biggest difference to the region in 2014. Watch this video to find out more about the candidates and click here to place your votes.
British photographer Luke Duggleby describes his work in a Pakistani village where freed slaves have rebuilt their lives in a basic environment. His images tell a story of sadness and hope among a group of people who refuse to let their lives be defined by their past oppression.
While the world's eyes are on the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, another very real problem is Libya. A country in chaos to put it lightly; not helped by the fact that two rival governments there are fighting for power. Recently, the country's Supreme Court ruled that the internationally recognized parliament is unconstitutional sparking fears the country could descend into a full blown civil war. Becky spoke to French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to ask him about his country instrumental role in the ousting of Libya's former ruler Moammar Ghaddafi back in 2011. He says its now up to the Libyans to work out what they want.
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.