Army of Islam
The militant group Army of Islam, holding BBC Middle East correspondent Alan Johnston captive, renews its threat to kill him.
- The Palestinian Army of Islam militant group posts a video of the BBC's kidnapped Middle East correspondent, Alan Johnston, on a website.
- A bid to force publication of an internal BBC review of its Middle East coverage, "EastEnders" and "Top Gear" is rejected in the British High Court of Justice.
- BBC reporter Alan Johnston, held captive in Gaza for nearly four months, is released.
- Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar issues an ultimatum to the Palestinian Army of Islam to free kidnapped BBC journalist Alan Johnston or face military action.
- A ship due to carry 65,000 sheep to the Middle East fails an Australian Maritime Safety Authority inspection after docking in Fremantle, Western Australia and is denied permits for the voyage. The government is investigating newly emerged footage of conditions on the ship, where thousands of sheep died during a similar voyage last year.