Two Weeks Ahead: 13 January 2014

by TRG Alerts Admin on January 12, 2014


  • THAILAND: Thai Armed Forces Day (18JAN)
  • IRAN: Implementation of nuclear plan deal (20JAN)
  • CENTRAL AMERICA – REGION: Comieco (Council of Ministers for Central American Economic Integration) Summit (15JAN)
  • ALGERIA: Anniversary of freeing of 600 Algerian hostages in gas site (17JAN2013)
  • IRAQ: Anniversary of Operation Desert Storm (17JAN1991)
  • UNITED STATES: Martin Luther King Jr Day (20JAN)
  • SYRIA: “Geneva II” peace conference for Syria will open in the Swiss town of Montreux (22JAN)
  • INDIA: Republic Day (26JAN)


  • Islam: Milad un-Nabi, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (14JAN)

Monday, January 06, 2014

  • Africa: Chinese FM Wang Yi will visit Ethiopia, Djibouti, Ghana and Senegal (to 11JAN)
  • China and South Korea: The two countries to hold a new round of talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (to 10JAN)
  • Iraq: Army Day – 1921
  • Japan: Tokyo Stock Exchange holds year’s first session
  • Pakistan: Saudi Arabian FM Prince Saud al Faisal will visit the country (to 07JAN)
  • Panama: Pres. Ricardo Martinelli and Spanish Public Works  Minister Ana Pastor will meet with Panama Canal Authority Administrator Jorge Quijano to resolve a dispute with a consortium threatening to halt expansion work on the Panama Canal.
  • Turkey and Japan: Turkish PM Erdogan to visit Japan (to 08JAN)

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

  • Haiti and Dominican Republic: Haitian and the Dominican Republic representatives will meet to discuss migration problem in Haiti
  • Latvia: President Andris Berzins will name his own candidate for prime minister should parties fail to come up with an acceptable leader
  • Pakistan: A Pakistani court is expected to resume the hearing in a case against former leader Pervez Musharraf over the killing of a cleric during a deadly raid on a radical mosque in 2007
  • Coptic Christianity: Christmas

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

  • Egypt: Trial of former President Morsi to resume
  • Libya: New hearing in the trial of the deposed Libyan regime’s last prime minister, Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, who is accused of murder and corruption
  • Malaysia: Anniversary of church bombings – 2011
  • North Korea: Kim Jong Eun’s birthday – 1983
  • Poland: German Chancellor Merkel to visit
  • Somalia: Parliamentary and presidential elections
  • United States: Anniversary of Tucson shooting  – 2011

Thursday, January 09, 2014

  • Cuba: The governments of Cuba and the United States are to meet about migration in Havana
  • Mozambique: Japanese PM Abe is expected to promise $577 million in loans when he stops in the capital Maputo
  • Bosnia: Anniversary of creation of Republika Srpska – 1992

Friday, January 10, 2014

  • El Salvador: Anniversary of FMLN attack on government – 1981

Saturday, January 11, 2014

  • Algeria: Anniversary of 100 people killed in attacks by Islamic extremists – 1998
  • Central African Republic: Anniversary of formation of Government of National Unity – 2013
  • Pakistan: Former president Pervez Musharraf to address retired army officers
  • Peru: Anniversary of deadly landslide that killed 2000 people – 1962
  • South Africa: African National Congress presents its programme for general elections in April-May
  • Syria: US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend a ministerial meeting of the London 11 to coordinate with key international partners on Syria in advance of the Geneva II conference

Sunday, January 12, 2014

  • Haiti: Anniversary of 7.0 earthquake – 2010
  • Syria: Ministers from the “Friends of Syria” grouping will meet in Paris with leaders of the mainstream opposition to President Bashar al-Assad ahead of peace talks due later this month

Monday, January 13, 2014

  • France: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris to discuss Iran’s role in a forthcoming peace conference on Syria
  • Thailand: Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban called for mass rally on this date
  • United States: President Barack Obama will host Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the White House
  • United States: Japanese Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi will visit the United States for five days

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

  • Cambodia: National Rescue Party leader Sam Rainsy and his deputy Kem Sokha have been summoned to Phnom Penh Municipal Court for questioning in connection with the recent unrest
  • Egypt: Referendum on a draft constitution that marks the first major step in the country’s military-backed transition to democracy, Muslim Brotherhood calls for boycott
  • Islam: Milad un-Nabi, birthday of the Prophet Muhammad

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

  • Europe – Region: European Central Bank to resume early repayments of emergency funds
  • Central America – Region: Comieco (Council of Ministers for Central American Economic Integration) Summit
  • Kenya: Trial of Westgate bombing suspects to begin
  • Russia: Anniversary of the hospital hostage crisis – 1995
  • Syria: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is due to chair the second Pledging Conference for Syria, held in Kuwait City

Thursday, January 16, 2014

  • Algeria: Anniversary of the Algerian protests within the Arab Spring – 2011
  • Chile: Anniversary of the Chilean Civil War – 1891
  • El Salvador: Anniversary of Chalpultepec Peace Accords and the end of Salvadorean Civil War – 1992
  • Lebanon: The trial of the alleged killers of former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri will open
  • Pakistan: Former president Musharraf ordered to appear in court in person

Friday, January 17, 2014

  • Algeria: Anniversary of freeing of 600 Algerian hostages in gas site – 2013
  • Egypt: Anniversary of Egyptian self-immolation during Arab Spring – 2011
  • Iraq: Anniversary of the beginning of Operation Desert Storm – 1991
  • Japan: Anniversary of Great Hanshin Earthquake – 1995
  • Somalia: Anniversary of the United States recognizing Somalia’s government – 2013
  • United States: President Obama to unveil reforms to the NSA

Saturday, January 18, 2014

  • Burkina Faso: Opposition calls protest against extending president’s mandate
  • Thailand: Thai Armed Forces Day

Sunday, January 19, 2014

  • Algeria: Anniversary of the end of gas site hostage crisis – 2013

Monday, January 20, 2014

  • India and Sri Lanka: Talks between Indian fishermen and their Sri Lankan counterparts in Chennai to resolve the dispute over fishing rights in each other’s territorial waters
  • Iran: Implementation of nuclear plan deal
  • Turkey: Georgian President Margvelashvili to visit
  • United States: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

  • France and Germany: Anniversary of Elysee Treaty which formalized post-war reconciliation – 1963
  • Iran: Anniversary of release of US hostages – 1981
  • Malaysia: Nationwide operation against illegal immigrants

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

  • Bolivia: Anniversary of Evo Morales assuming presidency – 2006
  • El Salvador: Anniversary of peasant uprising – 1932
  • Syria: “Geneva II” peace conference for Syria will open in the Swiss town of Montreux

Thursday, January 23, 2014

  • Taiwan: President Ma to visit Africa and Central America (to 28JAN)

Friday, January 24, 2014

  • Vatican City: French President Hollande to visit Pope Francis

Saturday, January 25, 2014

  • Austria: Holocaust Remembrance Day
  • Egypt: National day commiserating the unseating of former President Mubarak – 2011

Sunday, January 26, 2014

  • Australia: Australia Day
  • Egypt: Anniversary of internet shut down – 2011
  • India: Republic Day


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