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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.

Capturing the Color of India

May 16th, 2014
07:42 AM ET

As the eyes of the world focus on the world's most populous democracy, photographer Tom Pietrasik talks about his work living in and travelling through India for the last ten years.

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Filed under:  General • India • Parting Shots • Photography

Hinduja: Modi Majority is the Way Forward for India

May 14th, 2014
05:54 AM ET

We're just days away from learning the results of the world's biggest ever exercise in democracy. 815 million Indians were eligible to vote in an election process lasting five weeks. And for those who turned out, money clearly matters.

India was once mentioned in the same breath as China in terms of economic growth. But that growth has diminished in recent years and GDP per capita is now just a quarter that of its northern neighbor.

Many Indians feel that the leadership of BJP candidate Nardendra Modi will encourage new growth. His record in the state of Gujarat has far exceeded the national average. And support is now coming in the significant form of industrialist Gopichand Hinduja.

Just this weekend India-born Gopichand and his brother Srichand Hinduja were named Britain's leading billionaires by the Sunday Times. Speaking exclusively to CNN about the impending election result and its repercussions, Gopichand says that a Modi majority can help to bring stability and economic confidence to the world's most populous democracy.

Filed under:  Analysis • Becky's Interviews • Economy • General • India

Moussa Defends Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Crackdown

May 6th, 2014
06:45 PM ET

As campaigning begins for Egypt's May election, former Arab League Secretary-General Amre Moussa tells Amara Walker that presidential favorite Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is right to stand up to "terrorists". But is a ban on the Muslim Brotherhood compatible with the constitution he has been helping to craft?

Filed under:  Analysis • Arab Spring • Egypt • General • Middle East

"Star Wars" Force is Strong in the UAE

May 6th, 2014
06:25 AM ET

Connect the World marked "Star Wars" Day on May 4 with a trip deep into the UAE desert in search of filming locations for Episode VII. Amir Daftari encountered some die hard fans and the photographer who first found the film set. But was the force strong enough to lead him to the right location?

Filed under:  Celebrity • Entertainment • General • Middle East • Parting Shots

Scorpions Drummer Jailed for Drunken Behavior in Dubai

May 1st, 2014
12:00 PM ET

Drummer James Kottak from legendary rock group The Scorpions has been imprisoned for a drunken outburst at Dubai International Airport. As Leone Lakhani reports, rock 'n' roll lifestyles and loutish behavior aren't compatible with the UAE legal system.

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