This week's look ahead.

Monday, Aug. 21:

Baghdad – Saddam Hussein and six codefendants are scheduled to go on trial for a military campaign that killed an estimated 100,000 Kurds in northern Iraq in 1987-88.

The Hague, Netherlands – UN war-crimes trial resumes for eight Bosnian Serbs charged with commanding troops who killed thousands of male Slavic Muslims taken prisoner in UN-protected enclave of Srebrenica in 1995, during Bosnia's war.

Tokyo – Foreign Minister Taro Aso is officially to announce his candidacy to replace Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

Tuesday, Aug. 22:

Tehran – Iran's government says it will respond formally to the six-power incentive package designed to get Iranians to curb a suspect nuclear program.

Beijing – Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez begins a six-day visit to boost Venezuela's oil ties with China and lessen his country's dependence on sales to the US.

Wednesday, Aug. 23:

Lahore, Pakistan – A Pakistan court is scheduled to begin hearing the government's case for arresting a former militant chief and leader of an Islamic charity facing allegations that it financed suspects in a plot to bomb US-bound jetliners.

Pristina, Serbia – UN envoy Martti Ahtisaari visits UN-administered Kosovo to push for concessions from ethnic Albanians on a deal to give local Serbs more rights.

Nusa Kambangan, Indonesia – Three men convicted in 2002 Bali terror bombings are scheduled to be executed, but they are expected to file last-minute appeals.

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