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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.

Who are Iran's nuclear negotiators?

November 26th, 2013
11:19 AM ET

A day after Iran agreed to limit its nuclear program in exchange for lighter economic sanctions, the difference in the moods on the streets of Tehran and Jerusalem couldn't be starker.

"I'm very happy about this agreement," one man told CNN in Tehran. "We hope all the world knows we use this nuclear (power) just for peace, not for war."

With the exception of extreme hard-liners, many Iranians are extremely happy with the deal, especially after many rounds of negotiations that yielded no results.

Iranian newspapers lauded the agreement, with one proclaiming on the front page: "This is Iran, and everyone is happy."

But just across the region in Jerusalem, many residents echoed the sentiments of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who slammed the deal as "a historic mistake."

But how was such a pivotal deal made?

Iran political analyst Ali Alizadeh breaks down the team that Iran sent to Geneva to hammer out the landmark nuclear deal with the P5+1.

Expert: Freed women 'damaged for life'

November 22nd, 2013
04:56 PM ET

Three women have been freed from what police are calling "decades of slavery". Max Foster speaks to Anthony Steen, a slavery expert and the UK Special Envoy for Human Trafficking.

Read: How does modern slavery happen in London?

How does modern slavery happen in London?

November 22nd, 2013
01:49 PM ET

A couple alleged to have held three women captive as slaves in London for more than 30 years has been released on bail, Scotland Yard says.

Police arrested the man and woman, both aged 67, at their home in Lambeth, south London, Thursday. Their names were not released, and police said only that they are not British nationals and had been bailed until January.

One of the women - a 30-year-old Briton - "appears to have been in servitude for her entire life," police said. She and the other two women, a 57-year-old from Ireland and a 69-year-old from Malaysia, were "highly traumatized" and being cared for in a place of safety, they said.

Police said Freedom Charity alerted them to the suspects in October after receiving a phone call from one of the victims.

Max Foster speaks with author Andrew Boff about how modern day slavery happens underneath our noses.

Fitness tips you can use at the office

November 21st, 2013
02:41 PM ET

A new study presented by the American Heart association states that members of the younger generation may not be in the same shape their parents were at the same age. In fact, by comparison they are less fit and therefore may be more vulnerable to  certain chronic diseases when older.

Read: Are you fitter than a fifth-grader? Probably

Max Foster speaks with doctor Marty Makary about the importance of regular exercise.

He then gets put through his paces by fitness professional Siobhan O'Connor who  shows Max how he can exercise around the office and even when he's on his way to lunch.

Beirut blasts highlight regional issues

November 20th, 2013
01:52 PM ET

A pair of suicide bombs detonated outside the Iranian Embassy in Lebanon's capital Tuesday, killing nearly two dozen people in a bloody new ripple from neighboring Syria's civil war.

Lebanon's Health Ministry said at least 23 people were killed and 147 wounded. Among the dead was Iran's cultural attache, Ebrahim Ansari, Iran's state-run news agency reported.

The victims also included two Iranian civilians who lived in a building close to the embassy, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a Sunni jihadist group linked to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the bombings via Twitter. The group warned that more attacks would come unless the Lebanese-based, Iranian-backed Shiite militia Hezbollah stops sending fighters to support Syrian government forces. It also demanded the release of the group's members being held prisoner in Lebanon.

The Lebanese army said one of the blasts was caused by a suicide bomber on a scooter, and the other was caused by a suicide bomber in an SUV. Stunned witnesses looked on as massive flames and pillars of black smoke leaped into the sky over Beirut, while fires burned out several cars parked on a nearby street.

At least six buildings were damaged, Lebanese Internal Security Forces said.

Max Foster speaks with Professor Naim Salem about why today's suicide bombings in Beirut are so significant.

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