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Hearings continue for accused al-Qaeda commander

  • August 19, 2019 - CUBA

    Pre-trial proceedings for an Iraqi man accused of commanding al-Qaeda’s army in Afghanistan following the terror attacks in the United States on Sep 11, 2001 (9/11) will take place at the U.S. Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay. The defendant, Abd al Hadi al Iraqi, has been incarcerated sat the base since 2007.

Native Hawaiian sovereignty dream still alive 60 years after U.S. statehood

  • August 21, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States in 1959. Sixty years on some Native Hawaiians nurse sovereignty dreams. Others aspire to self-government, but struggle to find agreement on how it might work.

Plans for United Nations and controversial Security Council made 75 years ago

  • August 21, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The victorious powers of World War II met 75 years ago in Washington DC for the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, where they laid down the plan for the United Nations and the UN Security Council (UNSC). The decades have not yielded a tool for picking open the lock on power that was secured at the time by the so-called Permanent Five of the UNSC.

Judges to announce whether Jacob Zuma must be tried for corruption

  • August 24, 2019 - SOUTH AFRICA

    On or about the date judges of the KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) High Court in Pietermaritzburg are expected to announce their decision on whether former South African president Jacob Zuma’s application for a permanent stay of prosecution has succeeded. If granted, the stay will halt any further litigation against Zuma, who is charged with corruption related to a 1999 arms deal.

France hosts G7 expanded summit with a focus on fairer capitalism and equality

  • August 24, 2019 - FRANCE

    President Emmanuel Macron hosts G7 leaders in Biarritz for the 45th summit of the group of major industrialized nations. Fairer capitalism and equality top his diverse agenda. He plans to expand the format of the summit and widen the debate by including leaders from outside the G7 and also influential individuals from civil society.

Djokovic and Osaka defend singles titles at U.S. Open Tennis

  • August 26, 2019 - UNITED STATES

    The U.S. Open Tennis tournament in New York will answer questions about the staying power of the three main newsmakers at the 2018 event: singles champions Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka, and Women’s runner-up Serena Williams. The tournament offers Williams another chance to win her 24th Grand Slam.

Russian and Chinese rivals take on Boeing at 2019 MAKS air show

  • August 27, 2019 - RUSSIA

    MAKS opens at Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow, with China partnering Russia to put on the biennial airshow and the two positioning themselves to capitalize on Boeing’s woes.

Film by Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda to open Venice Film Festival

  • August 28, 2019 - ITALY

    La Vérité (The Truth), directed by Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda, will open the 76th Venice Film Festival, a departure from the Hollywood openers of recent years. The 70th Golden Lion will be awarded at the Venice Lido event.

China hosts FIBA Basketball World Cup for the first time

  • August 31, 2019 - CHINA

    A record 32 national teams compete in eight cities for the 18th FIBA Basketball World Cup, a tournament that will give sports fans their first look at teams qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan. FIBA moved the tournament from 2018 to 2019 to avoid the usual competition for headlines with football’s all-devouring FIFA World Cup.

UNIFIL mandate at Lebanese-Israel border due to expire

  • August 31, 2019 - LEBANON

    The mandate of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), which deploys more than 10,000 UN peacekeepers in the south of the country at the border with Israel, is due to expire in August. It will probably be renewed if Lebanese-Israeli tensions continue to rise.