Libya: British Foreign Minister William Hague announced the UK's official recognition of the Libyan Transitional National Council after the Libyan embassy staff was expelled from the UK. Hague said that the UK will deal with the Council as the only official authority, "as if it were the state of Libya." UN envoy to Libya Abdul al-Khatib said that the Libyan government and the Transitional National Council are still far from reaching an agreement to end the crisis in the country.
Yemen: Republican Guard tanks began withdrawing from the streets of Taiz, following an agreement between the Joint Meeting Parties and the Guard's leadership in the city. The Joint Meeting Parties have renewed their opposition to beginning a dialogue with the regime before the transfer of authority from President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi. Yemen is also witnessing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis due to the absence of fuel, food supplies, and essential services.
Syria: At least ten people were killed and dozens injured by soldiers and members of the security forces in the town of Kanaker, southwest of the Syrian capital. Head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdul Rahman said that security forces arrested 200 to 300 people. Security forces continue to be deployed in a number of neighborhoods in the capital, including Rukn al-Deen, Barzeh, and al-Qadam where heavy gunfire was heard.