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MONDAY, January 9:
Azerbaijan/NATO: Azerbaijan attends a NATO Multinational Peace Support Operations Planning Course in Vyskov, Czech Republic (to February 17).
EU: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy meet in Berlin to discuss ways to overcome the EU financial crisis.
Iran/Venezuela: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Caracas, meets with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
Middle East: Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meet for the next round of direct talks in the Jordanian capital, Amman.
TUESDAY, January 10:
Iran/Nicaragua: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad attends the inauguration of Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega in Managua.
U.S./China: U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner holds talks with Chinese high officials in Beijing with focus on Iran (to January 10).
WEDNESDAY, January 11:
Iran/Cuba: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad is expected to visit Cuba.
Iran/Czech Republic: First Festival of Iranian films in Prague begins in the Czech capital (to January 15).
U.S./Guantanamo: Amnesty International publishes a report to mark the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
World: World Economic Forum launches its Global Risks 2012 report.
THURSDAY, January 12:
EU/Belarus: European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee to discuss the EU-Belarus relationship in Brussels.
Iran/Ecuador: Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadinejad visits Quito.
OSCE: Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore, whose country assumed the 2012 chairmanship of the OSCE, outlines his program for the OSCE in Vienna.
World: 2012 Index of Economic Freedom to be released by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal.
FRIDAY, January 13:
UN/Lebanon: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Beirut (to January 15).
SUNDAY, January 15:
Kazakhstan: Parliamentary elections.
Moldova: Moldovan parliament is scheduled to try to elect a new president.
Russia/Ukraine: Russia and Ukraine are expected to resume gas talks.
UN: Beirut hosts a conference on reform and transition to democracy in the Arab world (to January 16).