1. Egypt

    Obama Wants ‘Orderly Transition’

    On Sunday, the Obama administration appeared to accept the inevitable, calling for an “ orderly transition” of power in Egypt. The Los Angeles Times says the Obama Administration recognized that longtime ally President Mubarak was doomed as early as last Wednesday. Administration insiders “recognized that change was coming and they needed to be on the right side of history and not try to keep Mubarak in power against all odds,'' says the Times’ source. Obama spent Saturday talking to regional allies, including Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi King Abdullah, and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Read it at Los Angeles Times