British counter-terrorism police arrest a man who was a childhood friend of the terrorist Michael Adebolajo after he gives an interview to the BBC in which he claims that the MI5 had contacted him in the past.
A global internet outage caused by an internal issue at content delivery network Fastly causes thousands of websites such as the UK Government's website, BBC, "The New York Times", CNN, "Financial Times", "The Guardian", Pinterest, Reddit, Twitch, Spotify, Bloomberg News, and Amazon to be inaccessible for up to an hour.
Footage obtained by the BBC programme "Panorama" reveals that Dubai sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum has been held in a private villa for at least a year after she attempted to escape from her family in February 2018. Latifa's close associates are calling for international intervention after they stopped receiving messages from her, fearing for her safety.
Ex-MI5 agent Jeremy Fleming gives his first public speech as head of GCHQ, revealing the United Kingdom launched a "major offensive cyber-campaign" against Islamic State. He also criticises Russia for actions such as launching the NotPetya virus and the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal, both actions Russia denies involvement in.
The BBC reveals that a secret deal in mid-October allowed hundreds of ISIL fighters and their families, including some of their "most notorious members", escape from Raqqa in a convoy that was between 6 to 7 km long. The United States government confirms that the deal with ISIL was made and that the evacuations took place. The possibility of a deal was previously reported as early as October 14.
The Trump White House bars "The New York Times", CNN, the "Los Angeles Times", the "New York Daily News", "The Hill", the "Daily Mail", BBC, Politico, and BuzzFeed from a Friday press "gaggle." Generally conservative, mostly new, outlets were permitted entry, such as Breitbart News, One America News Network, and "The Washington Times". Also allowed in were ABC News, CBS News, NBC News, "The Wall Street Journal", Bloomberg News, and Fox News. "Time" magazine and the Associated Press could have attended but chose not to in protest. The White House Correspondents’ Association, which represents the press corps, quickly rebuked the White House’s actions. [http:--bigstory.ap.org-article-9d04bb7ccf60468987c582b4ee9c7e24-white-house-bars-major-news-outlets-media-gaggle (AP)] [https:--www.reuters.com-article-us-usa-trump-media-idUSKBN1632JG?il=0 (Reuters)] [http:--www.nbcnews.com-politics-white-house-white-house-excludes-several-outlets-press-gaggle-n725366 (NBC News)] [https:--www.nytimes.com-2017-02-24-us-politics-white-house-sean-spicer-briefing.html?_r=0 ("The New York Times")] [http:--www.msn.com-en-us-news-politics-media-slams-limited-wh-press-access-ar-AAnksZB?ocid=edgsp ("The Hill" via MSN.Com)]date=August 2019