Yemen's President Flees Abroad as Country Teeters on Brink of Collapse

Yemeni President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi escaped to the capital of Saudi Arabia on Thursday after fleeing the southern Yemeni city of Aden ahead of an advance by rebels trying to take over the country, Saudi state TV reported. Yemen was thrown into even greater turmoil Thursday morning after Saudi Arabian fighter jets blasted Yemeni rebels in an attempt to stop the rebel advance. Saudi intervention threatens to widen the internal Yemeni conflict into a regional battle that could potentially see involvement from nations such as Iran, Egypt and even the United States.