1. The United States, Britain, France and Italy have issued a joint statement urging rival armed groups to stop military action as fighting in the capital city of Tripoli grew fierce.
  2. Journalists and activists in Myanmar have held a rally, calling for release of two reporters who were arrested during their investigation of the Rohingya crisis.
  3. The Japanese foreign minister has left for a 6-day tour of 3 former Soviet countries in the Caucasus region as well as Germany.