[tz] Egypt to have DST again

Paul Eggert eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Sat Jul 2 13:56:17 UTC 2016

On 07/02/2016 05:22 AM, Matt Johnson wrote:
> Aharam Online, run by the state, is now acknowledging the July 5th date, but has said there is no determined end date.  They acknowledge the previous dates, but seem to indicate that this is a new and different decision that is still unofficial.
If the change really does happen July 5 (what time?), then at least 
tzdata's current guess of DST starting July 7 is better than its 
previous guess of no DST...

The latest from Ahram Online (English), reporting on recent 
daylight-saving political jockeying, says that the IATA was told DST 
would be applied in July (no date specified for this notice), and that 
EgyptAir could face up to a $2 million payment to the IATA if Parliament 
cancels DST now (nothing said about the fine for changing the date by 
two days or so).

Perhaps the IANA should assess Egypt, Russia, etc. for clock changes 
made on such short notice. That might increase the tz project's nominal 
budget from its current level of zero.

My source:


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