Today, Jan. 26:
Jakarta, Indonesia – A near-total eclipse of the sun will be able to be seen across parts of Indonesia and the Philippines.
Pretoria, South Africa - Special regional summit on Zimbabwe.
The Hague – International Criminal Court opens trial of ex-Congo warlord Thomas Lubanga, accused of recruiting child soldiers.
Madrid – Spain co-hosts two-day United Nations meeting on the world hunger crisis.
Tuesday, Jan. 27:
Belem, Brazil – World Social Forum, the annual countercultural gathering to protest the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which begins Wednesday.
Berlin, Madrid, London, Brussels – Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will visit Europe (through Feb. 2). He’s expected to focus on the global economic crisis.
Friday, Jan. 30:
Tokyo – Japan Airlines demonstrates biofuel flight, a first for an airline.
Saturday, Jan. 31:
Iraq – Provincial elections.