The UN Security Council passes a resolution calling for humanitarian pauses in the conflict, the establishment of humanitarian corridors, and for the unconditional release of hostages taken by Hamas. Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States abstained.
France recalls its ambassadors from the United States and Australia in protest of the security pact, which also includes the United Kingdom. The French Foreign Ministry says that the "exceptional decision" was justified by the seriousness of the pact, which has replaced its own security agreement with Australia.
Libya's international-recognized government, the Government of National Accord, calls for the United States and the European Union to impose sanctions on individuals and "mercenaries", after its National Oil Corporation stated that Russian mercenaries and other foreign actors had forced their way into the Sharara oilfield.
The United States and the United Kingdom call for, "within hours," an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Yemen to end the violence following last week's Saudi airstrikes, based on bad information, that killed around 140 people.
Threatening robocalls lead to mass evacuation of students in the United States and United Kingdom. None of the threats were found to be credible but disrupted General Certificate of Secondary Education tests in the UK.
Following an attack on the British embassy in Tripoli, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague says that Britain will expel the Libyan ambassador to the UK; smoke is also seen rising from the Italian embassy in Libya.
Hillary Clinton, the United States Secretary of State, states that the United States "categorically disagrees" with the decision of the Scottish Government to release on compassionate grounds Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103.
Cardinal Keith O'Brien who leads the Catholic Church in Scotland, defends the Scottish government's decision to release Abdelbaset al-Megrahi for humanitarian reasons and attacks the United States's "culture of vengeance" for trying to coerce Scottish ministers into "crawling like lapdogs".