12:00pm

Tue March 8, 2011
Middle East

Opposition Step Up Pressure On Yemen's President

While Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi fights a military campaign to oust him, pressure is mounting on Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh to resign. This week the Yemeni leader rejected a proposal by opposition parties that would have required him to leave by the end of the year. Now, as public demonstrations against Saleh's regime continue, Yemen's opposition is calling for an escalation against the president. Al Jazeera International's Washington bureau chief Abderrahim Foukara discusses the latest developments in the Middle East and North Africa.