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June 5, 2011 10:21 pm

Yemeni President in Saudi Hospital

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Business Week – Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack on his compound June 3, flew yesterday to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment as his vice president assumed his duties, a Yemeni government spokesman said.

Yemen’s Vice President Abduraboo Mansur Hadi has taken over Saleh’s duties “until the president returns,” government spokesman Abdu Janadi said.

Arriving in Riyadh, Saleh walked from the plane and had signs of burns on his face and chest, according to a correspondent for Al Arabiya television.

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