November 5, 2009
Posted: 1739 GMT
Today, we start with a live report from Jerusalem on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' decision to not seek reelection next January.
The increasingly unpopular and isolated Palestinian leader will not run again because, according to aides, his frustration with American efforts to referee a peace deal with Israel has reached boiling point.
Aides say the final straw came when U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seemed to support a slowdown, rather than a total freeze in Israeli settlement construction.
We are expecting Mister Abbas to deliver a speech detailing his reasons for not seeking another term at 130pm EST. We will broadcast some of it live.
Also today, we will go live to Baghdad to talk about reports that Saudi Arabia has bombed rebel position in Northwestern Yemen.
The Shia rebels in that part of Yemen have been in conflict with the Yemeni government for years. Saudi Arabia has supported Yemen's Sunni leaders. If this is confirmed, it would mean that Saudi Arabia is taking drastic military action to defeat the Shia rebels outside of its own borders.
Information is always difficult to gather from that remote part of the Middle East. Mohammed Jamjoom has been doing the legwork and will tell us what he knows.
Plus, Octavia Nasr will join me to talk about an interview she conducted with the mother of Neda, the young woman whose death became the symbol of the anti-government movement in Iran. It is Neda's mother's first ever interview on a U.S. network.
Nic Robertson will join us from London for the latest on Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's trial at the Hague, and reports proceedings will be delayed until March of next year.
Plus all the latest news from the world of weather, business and sport.
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