Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.
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.
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.
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.
Since ISIS took over the Syrian city of Raqqa and made it its de facto base, very little unfiltered news or pictures have made it out of the area. But with the help of a person living in the city, New York-based artist Molly Crabapple has created images which bring to life the reality on the ground.
European Health Commissioner Tonio Borg says that, while something clearly went wrong in Spain, the country should not be criticized for the continent's first homegrown Ebola case. And speaking to Becky Anderson from Brussels, he added that the answer to protecting the continent is not banning flights from affected countries in West Africa. Borg says Europe has a crucial role to play in supplying humanitarian assistance to the nations at the heart of the outbreak.