Ali Abdullah Saleh, the outgoing leader of Yemen who was pushed from power in an Arab Spring protest last year, has left the United States after receiving treatment there for injuries he sustained in last year's bombing — part of months of protest leading up to his losing power.
After 11 years of traveling to and writing about Yemen, American journalist and scholar Gregory Johnsen was nearly kidnapped there earlier this year. He says it's a sign of how much more dangerous and unforgiving the country has become for Americans.
There were further violent clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in Yemen on Friday. Marco Werman talks with Charles Dunbar, former US Ambassador to Yemen, about the latest developments in that country.
Saudi Arabia has lost a king, while its neighbor to the south, Yemen, is without a president after Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi stepped down. With a Shiite group now in control of Yemen, how will Saudi Arabia's new king react?
General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, who is close to President Ali Abdullah Saleh, says he is backing the protest movement against the regime. Two other senior army commanders are also reported to have resigned.
The uprising in Yemen is escalating. But President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has ruled the country for three decades, remains defiant. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Natalia Antelava, who has just returned from Yemen.