Thursday, Oct. 31:
DAMASCUS, Syria— The global chemical weapons watchdog has called for inspections of Syria's chemical arsenal to begin by this date.
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — Retrial of police agents accused of torturing Khaled Said, killed in 2010, resumes.
SHANGHAI, China — WGC-HSBC Champions, a World Golf Championships event, at the Sheshan Golf Club. Through Nov. 3.
SYDNEY — Rupert Murdoch gives the annual Lowy Lecture.
TOKYO — Sony reports fiscal first half earnings.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial to offer flowers for victims of the atomic bomb in World War II.
TOKYO — Visiting U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz delivers lecture on the future of US and Japan cooperation in energy security and policy, then holds meetings with Japanese officials.
SEOUL — Lantern Festival.
NEW DELHI — Martyrdom anniversary of former Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
NEW DELHI — Human Rights Watch gives briefing on the human rights situation in Sri Lanka ahead of the country's hosting of Commonwealth Heads of State Meeting in Colombo.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Surviving Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan are expected to give closing statements in war crimes trial against them.
BRUSSELS — Eurozone reports unemployment and inflation figures.
PARIS — French oil giant Total reports its quarterly earnings.
AMSTERDAM — Royal Dutch Shell PLC reports third quarter earnings.
AMSTERDAM — Budweiser brewer AB-InBev reports third quarter earnings.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Drug, chemicals and materials company Bayer AG reports third-quarter earnings.
FRANKFURT, Germany — German airline Lufthansa AG reports third-quarter earnings.
FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen AG reports third-quarter earnings.
SAO PAULO — Fashion Week - runs from Oct. 28 until Nov. 1
Friday, Nov. 1:
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama meets with Iraq's prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki.
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index.
DETROIT — Automakers release vehicle sales for October.
DETROIT — Chevron reports quarterly results before the market open.
TAIPEI, Taiwan — French director Luc Besson meets the press amid reports that aggressive Taiwan journalists almost caused him to cut short the Taipei filming of his new film "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson.
TOKYO — Nissan reports fiscal third quarter earnings.
Saturday, Nov. 2:
Sunday, Nov. 3:
CAIRO — Arab foreign ministers hold an emergency meeting to discuss the latest developments on the Syrian crisis, preparation for the Geneva 2 conference and the UN-Arab League envoy Laktar Brahimi's efforts in this regard.
CAIRO — Trial of activists Alaa Abdel-Fattah and sister Mona Seif resumes. They are accused of torching the presidential campaign offices of Ahmed Shafiq, who came in second in the presidential election.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's King Abdullah II inaugurates a new session of the elected 150-member parliament with a traditional "Speech from the Throne" outlining his foreign and domestic policies.
SOUTH ASIA: Various places. Diwali, the festival of colors that will be celebrated by lighting lamps, crackers and exchanging sweets & gifts.
PRISTINA — Voters in Kosovo chose mayors and local councils in an election that will test the readiness of the Serb minority to work with ethnic Albanian dominated institutions for the first time since Kosovo seceded from Serbia in 2008. Polls open at 0600GMT, close at 1800GMT.
WARSAW — Poland's first post-communist prime minister in 1989-90, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, is buried with state honors in the family grave near Warsaw.
Monday, Nov. 4:
WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases factory orders for August and September.
KATMANDU, Nepal: Nepalese celebrate Tihar festival as members of the Newar community celebrate the New Year.
Tuesday, Nov. 5:
WASHINGTON — Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for October.
GENEVA — International special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi meets at the U.N. with U.S. and Russian diplomats seeking a second Syrian peace conference in Geneva, then expands the group to include Britain, China and France - the other three permanent Security Council members.
HAMBURG, Germany — The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea holds a hearing on the Netherlands' bid to force Russia to release a Greenpeace protest ship and the activists who were on board.
MOSCOW — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Turin, NASA's Richard Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata of Japan is to blast off from the Baikonur cosmodrome for the International Space Station.
AMSTERDAM — Bank and insurer ING Groep NV reports third quarter earnings.
NEW DELHI — India aims to join an elite club of deep space explorers with a Martian satellite. The launch will be from eastern Andhra Pradesh.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Tajikistan holds a presidential election.
BERLIN — Economy Ministry releases September industrial orders figures for Germany.
Wednesday Nov. 6:
DALLAS, Texas — President Barack Obama attends a political fundraiser.
WASHINGTON — Labor Department releases third-quarter productivity data.
TOKYO — Toyota reports fiscal third quarter earnings.
ROME — Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles has a private audience with Pope Francis.