Two Weeks Ahead – 13 October 2013

by TRG Alerts Admin on October 13, 2013


  • AZERBAIJAN: Presidential elections (16OCT)
  • IRAN: New round of P5+1 talks in Geneva, Switzerland (15OCT)
  • UNITED STATES: Columbus Day (14OCT)
  • KOSOVO AND SERBIA: Anniversary of first meeting between Serbian and Kosovo prime ministers as part of US sponsored dialogue (19OCT)


  • HINDUISM: Navatari – 05OCT to 14OCT.
  • ISLAM: Haji, the pilgrimage to Mecca – 13OCT to 18OCT
  • ISLAM: Eid al-Adha – 15OCT

Monday, October 14, 2013

  • Egypt: Anniversary of Egyptian President Mubarak coming to power – 1981
  • Germany: Coalition talks to continue between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and its main opponent, the Social Democratic Party (SPD)
  • Japan: UN atomic agency to review the clean-up in the areas near the Fukushima nuclear plant (to 21OCT)
  • Libya: Anniversary of PM Zeidan election after Mustafa Abu Shagur fails to form cabinet – 2012,
  • North Korea: Anniversary of UNSC imposing sanctions on Pyongyang – 2006
  • Norway: The country’s newly elected center-right government to assume power.
  • South Africa: French President Hollande to visit in effort to boost bilateral ties (to 15OCT)
  • United States: Columbus Day

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

  • El Salvador: Anniversary of government Junta ousting President Carlos Humberto Romero – 1979
  • Iran: New round of P5+1 talks in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Iraq: Anniversary of endorsed new constitution setting out federal framework – 2005
  • Japan: FM Fumio Kishida and new Australian FM Julie Bishop will hold talks
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of Nigerian troops killing 24 Boko Haram members in a shootout – 2012
  • Russia: Anniversary of Nikita Khruschev retiring as head of USSR – 1964
  • Slovenia: FM Karl Erjavec to visit Russia (to 17OCT)
  • Turkey: Jailed PKK leader Abdullah Ocalan to make a statement.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

  • Azerbaijan: Presidential elections
  • North Korea: Anniversary of United States announcing that N.Korea admitted having a clandestine programme to enrich uranium for nuclear weapons – 2002
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of 1st PM Liaqat Ali Khan’s assassination – 2001

Thursday, October 17, 2013

  • Global: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • North Korea: Anniversary of foundation of Worker’s Party of Korea – 1926
  • Saudi Arabia: Anniversary of Western oil embargo on nations that supported Israel in the Yom Kippur War – 1973
  • South Korea: Australian FM Julie Bishop will address the Seoul Cyberspace Conference
  • Ukraine: An IMF mission will visit the country to assess the economy and the government’s finances (to 29OCT)
  • Yemen: Anniversary of Al-Qaeda suicide attack on USS Cole destroyer – 2000

Friday, October 18, 2013

  • Azerbaijan: Anniversary of independence from USSR – 1991
  • Britain: Malala Yousafzai to visit Buckingham Palace and Queen Elizabeth II
  • Germany: Anniversary of oust of Communist leader of East Germany – 1989
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of 23 killed in bomb and gun attacks by Boko Haram members – 2012
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of Ms. Bhutto returning to Pakistan from exile to participate in elections – 2007

Saturday, October 19, 2013

  • Kosovo and Serbia: Anniversary of first meeting between Serbian and Kosovo prime ministers as part of US sponsored dialogue – 2012
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of high-profile Boko Haram arrest in home of Nigerian senator in Maiduguri – 2012
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of Ms. Bhutto’s second Prime Minister election – 1993

Sunday, October 20, 2013

  • Libya: Anniversary of death of Gaddafi – 2011
  • Luxembourg: Parliamentary elections
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of US and Pakistan announcing diplomatic relations

Monday, October 21, 2013

  • Austria: IAEA International Conference on Topical Issues of Nuclear Installation Safety (to 24OCT)
  • Haiti: Anniversary of first cholera case – 2010
  • Nigeria: Anniversary of six soldiers killed in bomb attack in Potiskum – 2012
  • North Korea: Anniversary of “Agreed Framework” between N.Korea and United States – 1994
  • Zambia: Corruption trial of ex-president Rupiah Banda will resume

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

  • Cuba: Anniversary of JFK’s claim that the USSR was deploying missiles in Cuba – 1962
  • United States: Cyber Security Summit in Minneapolis (to 23OCT)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

  • Global: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, held in Hobart, Australia (to 01NOV)
  • Cambodia: Opposition calls for 3-day protest for UN intervention in disputed parliamentary elections (to 26OCT)
  • Hungary: Anniversary of Hungarian Rebellion – 1956
  • Lebanon: Anniversary of Beirut bombing that killed US and French troops -1983
  • Libya: Anniversary of the former rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) declaring Libya’s “total liberation” – 2011
  • Northern Ireland: Anniversary of IRA decommissioning weapons – 2001
  • Pakistan: PM Sharif Nawaz will raise issue of drone attacks with US President Barack Obama
  • Tunisia: Anniversary of Islamist party Ennahda winning first free elections – 2011

Thursday, October 24, 2013

  • Global: Anniversary of the start of United Nations – 1945
  • Global: United Nations Day
  • China and Mali: Anniversary of establishment of Mali-China bilateral ties – 1960
  • Europe: European Union summit to begin in Brussels (to 25OCT)
  • North Korea: Anniversary of US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright meeting with Kim Jon-Il – 2000

Friday, October 25, 2013

  • Belarus: Minsk will host summit of presidents of CIS member-states
  • Czech Republic: Elections
  • Grenada: Anniversary of US invasion – 1963
  • Iraq: Anniversary of twin suicide bombs killing 155 and wounding more than 720 in Baghdad – 2009
  • Japan and United States: Joint military exercise in Kochi prefecture
  • Madagascar: First round of presidential elections
  • Zambia: Anniversary of independence from Britain – 1964

Saturday, October 26, 2013

  • El Salvador: Anniversary of Human Rights Commission’s Herbert Anaya’s assassination – 1987
  • Israel and Jordan: Anniversary of peace treaty between Israel and Jordan – 1994
  • Malaysia: Anniversary of suspension bridge collapse, killing 3 schoolchildren – 2009

Sunday, October 27, 2013

  • Argentina: Legislative elections
  • Georgia: Presidential elections
  • India: Anniversary of Indian troops arriving in Kashmir – 1947
  • Pakistan: Anniversary of army chief Mohammad Ayub Khan seizing power – 1958
  • Syria: OCPW to file initial report on chemical weapons
  • Tunisia: Tentative date for elections
  • Turkmenistan: Anniversary of independence – 1991
  • UAE: IAEA Conference on Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources (to 31OCT)


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