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MONDAY, August 12:
Iran: 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.
Russia: Moscow City Court holds hearings into the killing of prominent Russian investigative journalist Anna Politkovskaya.
Russia: Russia marks the 60th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s first hydrogen-bomb test.
UN: International Youth Day.
World: The European Forum Alpbach opens in Austria.
TUESDAY, August 13:
Russia/Azerbaijan: Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Baku, meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
U.S./Kazakhstan: 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:
Pakistan: Independence Day.
Middle East: Peace talks between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are scheduled to resume in Jerusalem.
World: 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:
Iran: 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:
Azerbaijan: Presidents of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan attend the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Qabala.
Bosnia-Herzegovina: Sarajevo Film Festival opens (to August 24).
SATURDAY, August 17:
Kazakhstan/China: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visits Kazakhstan (to August 20).