ASIA / ROHINGYA
++ Running Story – 24 February - 2 March 2018 ++ Bangladesh and Myanmar have said they will begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled from violence in Myanmar.
SKOREA / IVANKA TRUMP
PYEONGCHANG: Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, visits South Korea and leads the US delegation for the 25 February closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
SKOREA / NKOREA
PAJU: A North Korean high-level delegation led by Kim Yong Chol, vice president of the Central Committee of the Worker's Party, arrives in South Korea for a three-day visit. The delegation is in South Korea to attend the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
SKOREA / OLYMPICS CLOSE
PYEONGCHANG: Closing ceremony of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
::Access details TBC
ITALY / CAMPAIGN
++ Running Story – 24 February - 2 March 2018 ++ Italy's political parties mount their final campaign rallies ahead of a 4 March election where the biggest issues are immigration and the economy.
EU / BALKANS
VARIOUS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and EU foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini visit Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, Albania. The tour ends in Sofia on 1st March, when all the Balkan leaders will take part in summit with the two EU leaders.
::25 Feb: Juncker arrives in Skopje to meet Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev
::25 Feb: Juncker arrives in Tirana, meeting with Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama
::Full schedule to follow.
RUSSIA / NEMTSOV
MOSCOW: Several thousand people are expected to attend a sanctioned march to commemorate the third anniversary of the killing of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov.
::1000GMT - Begins.
SPAIN / MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS
BARCELONA: Some of the world's leading mobile manufacturers take to the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to showcase their latest products and other innovations.
::Clients please check separate advisories for live coverage scheduled for the four days.
MEXICO / NAFTA
MEXICO CITY: Next round of NAFTA talks start in Mexico City.
::Access TBD, most likely joint presser on the last day.
SYRIA / FIGHTING
++ Running Story – 24 February - 2 March 2018 ++ Covering developments in rebel-held eastern Ghouta after hundreds of people were killed or wounded in Syrian government forces' bombing campaign that has targeted hospitals, apartment blocks and other civilian sites. Meanwhile, in the Kurdish-run region of Afrin in northern Syria, hundreds of pro-government fighters arrived to defend against Turkey's military operations there.
ISRAEL / NETANYAHU
++ Running Story – 24 February - 2 March 2018 ++ Covering developments after one of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants agreed to become a government witness in a spiralling graft scandal.
JORDAN / LIONS
AMMAN: Three male lions from Al Ma'wa in Jordan are transferred to the Lionsrock Sanctuary in South Africa. The three lions are Simba who was rescued from Mosul, Sayeed who was rescued from Syria and Zeus rescued from a zoo in Jordan.
US / FLORIDA SHOOTING
++ Running Story – 24 February - 2 March 2018 ++ Covering developments after students, teachers and parents demanded stronger gun-control measures at a town hall after a shooting rampage that claimed 17 lives at a Florida high school.
US / TRUMP
Developments in Donald Trump's presidency as a probe continues into allegations of Russia's meddling in the 2016 election.
US / PARADE
NEW YORK: Traditional Dragon Parade and festival to mark the beginning of Lunar New Year.