The United Kingdom Minister for Security, Ben Wallace, says he has reason to believe British photojournalist John Cantlie is still alive and is being held hostage by surviving Islamic State militants.
Section 76 of the United Kingdom's Counter-Terrorism Act 2008—a law that criminalizes publishing information about the Armed Forces, the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service, or Government Communications Headquarters—is effected.
Gordon Brown, Chancellor of the Exchequer in the United Kingdom, delivers the 2007 budget. The main rates of corporation tax and income tax will both be reduced by 2% from April 2008, but other taxes are increased.
A plot by militants linked to Al Qaeda to blow up the United Kingdom embassy in Yemen is foiled. [https:--web.archive.org-web-20041010080610-http:--www.reuters.co.uk-newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=421471§ion=news]