أجندة العالم - آب - أغسطس infographic
Graphic shows news events in August 2019. An interactive version of this graphic is also produced each month.
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أجندة العالم - آب - أغسطس

August 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019 - The World Agenda gives a preview of world events scheduled for August, including Washington’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, the G7 summit of industrialized nations in France, the Hajj pilgrimage, and the annual summer conclave of Chinese leaders in Beidaihe to shape future policy.

Aug 1-18, China: President Xi Jinping and other luminaries gather for their annual summer conclave in the Yellow Sea resort of Beidaihe, to ponder topics such as the slowing economy, the simmering U.S. trade war, unrest in Hong Kong, and plans to mark 70 years of the People’s Republic of China

Aug 2, U.S.: Washington is set to pull out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing
Russia’s development of a missile that breaks the accord. Moscow says it is fully compliant with the 1987 treaty, which eliminated medium-range missiles from the two biggest nuclear arsenals

Aug 9, Saudi Arabia: Two million Muslims travel to Mecca for the Hajj pilgrimage. Among them will be 200 relatives of the victims of March’s deadly mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, who were invited by the Saudi government

Aug 12-16, Tuvalu: The 50th meeting of Pacific Island Forum leaders will want to focus on climate change, but Australia will want to talk about China’s moves on the 18-nation bloc, a touchy subject as several members are indebted to Beijing

Aug 24-26, France: President Emmanuel Macron hosts the G7 summit of industrialized nations. French goals and priorities include the fight against terrorism, climate finance protection measures, and the promotion of gender equality

Aug 27-Sep 1, Russia: The MAKS airshow opens at Zhukovsky airfield outside Moscow, with China partnering Russia as they position themselves to capitalize on Boeing’s woes following the grounding of the 737 Max airliner

Aug 28-Sep 7, Italy: La Vérité (The Truth), directed by Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda, opens the 76th Venice Film Festival, a departure from the Hollywood openers of recent years

Aug 31-Sep 15, China: A record 32 national teams compete in eight cities for the FIBA Basketball World Cup, giving fans their first look at teams qualifying for the 2020 Olympics in Japan

PUBLISHED:23/07/2019; STORY: Newsahead, Julie Mullins; PICTURES: AP, Newscom, Getty Images, IRKUT Corporation
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