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The Week Ahead: November 12-18

November 15: Day of the Imprisoned Writer.
Iran -- Shiva Nazar Ahari, one of Iranian woman rights activist who was held in Evin prison for several months, undated

November 15: Day of the Imprisoned Writer. Iran -- Shiva Nazar Ahari, one of Iranian woman rights activist who was held in Evin prison for several months, undated

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

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MONDAY, November 12:

Afghanistan/India: Afghan President Hamid Karzai meets India Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi.

Armenia: Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian visits Paris (to November 13).

EU: Eurozone finance ministers meet in Brussels.

Georgia/EU: Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili pays his first official foreign visit to Brussels (to November 14).

Iraq: Istanbul hosts the Iraq Telecoms 2012 conference.

Kyrgyzstan/CSTO: Collective Security Treaty Organization Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha makes a working visit to Kyrgyzstan (to November 13).

NATO: Prague hosts the NATO Parliamentary Assembly Plenary Session.

Pakistan: Islamabad hosts the Regional Ministerial Conference on Counternarcotics.

Serbia/IMF: An International Monetary Fund mission visits Belgrade (to November 20).

U.S.: U.S. Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert Blake travels to Brussels, Moscow, and Istanbul (to November 16).

World: Brussels hosts the Ninth Worldwide Security Conference.

World: Dubai hosts the Summit on the Global Agenda 2012 conference (to November 14).

TUESDAY, November 13:

Georgia: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili visits Brussels (to November 14).

Ukraine: Trial of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumes in Kyiv.

WEDNESDAY, November 14:

Georgia/EU: Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvil meets with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Brussels.

Georgia/EU: Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili meets with European Council President Herman van Rompuy and European Parliament President Martin Schulz in Brussels.

Gulf States/Russia: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets Gulf Cooperation Council foreign ministers in Riyadh.

Russia/Germany: Moscow hosts the Petersburg Dialogue Russian-German Public Forum (to November 17).

Russia/Finland: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev pays a working visit to Finland.

UNFPA: UN Population Fund launches The State of World Population 2012 report.

THURSDAY, November 15:

World: Day of the Imprisoned Writer.

World: Istanbul hosts the fourth annual Energy and Economic Summit (to November 16).

FRIDAY, November 16:

Balkans: Final verdict in the case of Croat generals Ante Gotovina and Mladen Markac to be delivered in The Hague.

Moldova/Russia: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin visits Chisinau and Tiraspol (to November 17).

U.S./Macedonia: U.S. Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Zeenat Rahman visits Skopje.

Germany/Russia: German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.

Russia: The third anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's death in Russian police custody.

UN: International Day for Tolerance.

SATURDAY, November 17:

World: International Students' Day.

Turkey: International Istanbul Book Fair opens (to November 25).

SUNDAY, November 18:

WHO: World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims.

World: Cambodia hosts the 21st ASEAN Summit (to November 20).

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