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MONDAY, August 13:
Belarus/Russia: Russian FM Sergei Lavrov visits Minsk (to August 15).
Georgia/Turkey: Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II visits Trabzon (to August 17).
U.S.: Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy R. Sherman will travel to Beijing, Moscow, and London ( to August 18).
TUESDAY, August 14:
Azerbaijan: Baku hosts meeting of economic ministers of member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States.
Iraq: Trial resumes for Iraqi fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi.
Pakistan: Independence Day.
Ukraine: The trial of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko resumes in Kharkiv.
Muslim World: An extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders opens in Mecca (to August 15).
Turkey: Ankara holds an extraordinary parliament session on Syria and Iraq.
WEDNESDAY, August 15:
Kyrgyzstan/Kazakhstan: Bishkek hosts a Week of Kazakh Films (to August 21).
THURSDAY, August 16:
Russia/Poland: Patriarch of All Russia Kirill visits Warsaw on mission of reconciliation with Poland's Catholics (to August 19).
Ukraine: The appeal hearing of jailed former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko due to begin in Kyiv.
FRIDAY, August 17:
Iran: Tehran hosts a government-backed rally in solidarity with Palestinians to mark Quds (Jerusalem) Day.
Russia: Final verdict to be announced in the case of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Moscow.
SATURDAY, August 18:
Russia/U.S./Norway: The three countries hold the Northern Eagle-2012 joint naval drills.
SUNDAY, August 19:
Afghanistan: Independence Day.
Muslim World: Eid al-Fitr begins, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.
Russia: Al-RTV, Russia's first public Muslim TV channel, goes on air.
UN: World Humanitarian Day.