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, August 12:
: Iran's parliament begins considering the 18-member cabinet
proposed by President Hassan Rohani ahead of a vote of confidence scheduled for Wednesday.
Russia: Candidates for the Moscow city mayor's office meet for debates in a live program
on the Moscow-24 television channel.
: Moscow City Court holds hearings into the killing of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya
: Russia marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s first hydrogen-bomb test
: International Youth Day
: The European Forum Alpbach
opens in Austria.
TUESDAY, August 13:
: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Baku
, meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
: A court hearing for two Kazakh students accused of destroying evidence related to the Boston Marathon bombing
scheduled to begin in Boston.
WEDNESDAY, August 14:
: Independence Day
: Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators
are scheduled to resume in Jerusalem.
: The International Institute for Strategic Studies
(IISS) hosts a discussion in Mumbai titled "Recent Trends in the Global Energy, Oil & Gas Economy
THURSDAY, August 15:
: The 60th anniversary of the 1953 coup d'état
that overthrew Iran's democratically elected government and its prime minister, Mohammad Mosadegh.
FRIDAY, August 16:
: Presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan attend the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States
: Sarajevo Film Festival
opens (to August 24).
SATURDAY, August 17:
: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Kazakhstan
(to August 20).