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The Week Ahead: November 29 - December 5

Kazakhstan hosts the OSCE Summit of Heads of State or Government on December 1-2.

Kazakhstan hosts the OSCE Summit of Heads of State or Government on December 1-2.

The Week Ahead is a detailed listing of key events of the coming week affecting RFE/RL's broadcast region.

MONDAY, November 29:

Iran: President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is to give a press conference covering Iran's economy and its controversial nuclear program.

Moldova: Moldovan Central Election Commission expected to release final results from the November 28 parliamentary elections.

: 17th International Russian Banking Forum starts in London (to December 2).

TUESDAY, November 30:

Afghanistan: First International Conference on Investment in Afghanistan opens in Dubai.

Kazakhstan: U.S. Secretary Hillary Clinton travels to Astana to attend the Summit of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) as head of the U.S. delegation.

Russia: Russian President Dmitry Medvedev makes annual address to parliament.

WEDNESDAY, December 1:

CSTO: Belarus takes over as chairman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

: Astana hosts the OSCE Summit of Heads of State or Government of the 56 OSCE participating states and partner countries (to December 2).

UN: World AIDS Day.

THURSDAY, December 2:

: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holds talks in Bishkek with senior officials, including President Roza Otunbayeva.

: CNN's "Larry King Live" to air an interview with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

: Winner of the Russian Booker literature prize to be announced.

FRIDAY, December 3:

Russia: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi makes a working visit to Sochi.

UN: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

SUNDAY, December 5:

Iraq: Iraq is scheduled to begin its first full census since 1987 (NOTE: The census has reportedly been postponed).

Turkmenistan: Local elections.

UN: International Volunteer Day.

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