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.
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.
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?
Ali Abdullah Saleh has left the country to travel to the United States for medical treatment, Yemeni officials say. In a televised "farewell speech" he asked for forgiveness for "any shortcomings" during his 33-year rule.