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The Week Ahead: August 12-18

August 16-24: Sarajevo Film Festival.
August 16-24: Sarajevo Film Festival.
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: 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).

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