Middle East Jordan Rushlow
Tunisia • Power changed hands for the second time in 24 hours, and the swift turnabout raised new questions about what kind of government might emerge from the chaos engulfing Tunisia. People took food and other goods from a destroyed store in Tunis on Saturday. Power was turned over to the Parliament speaker.
Algeria • Algeria attack changes terror landscape in North Africa. It was the most ambitious and the deadliest terror attack since the rampage by Pakistani militants through Mumbai five years ago. The attack on the In Amenas gas facility left 37 foreign workers dead, according to the Algerian prime minister
Egypt • A court on Saturday approved a new political party that had sought a license for 15 years, making it the first to be recognized since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow and illustrating the political earthquake shaking the new Egypt.
Libya • Changing Back the Clocks to Another Time Zone. On November 10, 2012, the clocks in Libya were turned back one hour from 02:00 to 01:00. This changes Libya's time zone from Eastern European Time to Central European Time. During winter, the time in Libya will be the same as its western and southern neighbors, including Tunisia, Algeria, Niger and Chad.
Saudi Arabia • Saudi Arabia is the world's largest oil producer, Washington's largest ally in the Persian Gulf and one of the world's last absolute monarchies. So when its ailing King steps aside and hands control of the country to his half-brother, Americans need to pay attention.
Jordan • When local daylight time is about to reach Friday, October 25, 2013 at 1:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Friday, October 25, 2013 at 12:00:00 Midnight local standard time instead Sunrise and sunset will both be about 1 hour earlier on Oct 25, 2013 than the day before: More daylight in the morning
Yemen • There may have been a time when Yemen’s president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, could have maneuvered a more graceful departure from the office he has held for three decades. But he has lost his legitimacy and should go as quickly as possible. Continued instability is not good for Yemen or for the United States-led fight against Al Qaeda.
Syria • DST starts on Midnight between Thursday, March 28, 2013 and Friday, March 29, 2013 local standard time.DST ends on Midnight between Thursday, October 31, 2013 and Friday, November 1, 2013 local daylight time
Algeria • If algeria would get involved with the terriost attacks, then it would eventually lead to a bigger problem, like war. It showed that al Qaeda-linked groups now have the resources to reconnoiter and launch complex attacks against places far from their strongholds, using a network of camps and intermediaries throughout the desert