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MONDAY, August 5:
: Armenia's Criminal Court of Appeal holds a hearing into the case of activists Tigran Arakelyan, Artak Karapetyan, Sargis Gevorgyan, and Davit Kiramijyan, who were sentenced to imprisonment on July 20, 2012
: Azerbaijani Defense Minister Safar Abiyev visits the United States
: Minsk hosts a meeting of the Belarus-Venezuela high-level commission
: Moscow Municipal Court opens a new trial into the killing of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya
: The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty
TUESDAY, August 6:
: Former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf expected to be charged
with the alleged murder of ex-Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
: The Russian and Italian foreign and defense ministers hold a meeting
in the 2+2 format in Rome.
: Zambia hosts the Africa Endeavor 2013
, an annual joint combined communications exercise sponsored by U.S. Africa Command.
WEDNESDAY, August 7:
: The Czech parliament holds a vote of confidence in the new cabinet
formed by allies of President Milos Zeman.
: The countries mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the 2008 Russia-Georgia war
: Astana hosts a signing ceremony of a tourism cooperation agreement between China and Kazakhstan
: The Locarno International Film Festival
opens with special focus on the South Caucasus countries
(to August 17).
THURSDAY, August 8:
: Eid al-Fitr begins
, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
FRIDAY, August 9:
: The Russian foreign and defense ministers and their U.S. counterparts are scheduled to hold a meeting
in the 2+2 format in Washington.
: International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples