Asia

Gandhi: 125 years since whites-only train incident

South Africa, India marking 125th anniversary of an incident seen as the Indian independence leader's first act of civil disobedience.

The Listening Post

Reform in Saudi Arabia: Image versus reality

The jailing of female activists makes the story of reform in the kingdom harder to tell. Plus, political ads in Mexico.

Al Jazeera World

Ryuichi Hirokawa: Witness from the East

While working on a kibbutz in 1967, a Japanese journalist discovers the hidden remains of a Palestinian village.

The Listening Post

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela: Her life and death in the media

As the country mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid icon, the media went to work characterising her life.

United States

'First Black Identity Extremist' in US ordered released

Critics say African American activist Christopher Daniels has been held since December because FBI policed his views.

US judge orders release of 'first Black Identity Extremist'

Civil Rights

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Recent arrest of two black men at coffee shop highlights deeply-embedded racism against African Americans, analysts say.

Starbucks discrimination 'a sign of America's cultural war'

Israel

US city bans police training with Israel

Local council adopts step against exchange with Israeli military practices synonymous with the occupation of Palestine.

Durham first US city to ban police training with Israeli military

US & Canada

Has Martin Luther King Jr's legacy been whitewashed?

Some activists are calling for a more radical retelling of the civil rights leader's story.

Has Martin Luther King Jr's legacy been whitewashed?

Singapore

My grandfather, Singapore's Lee Kuan Yew

Li Shengwu, the grandson of Singapore's first PM, discusses LKY's legacy and the future of the wealthy island state.

Reporter's Notebook

Memphis, 50 years after MLK's assassination

Decades after King's assassination, the southern US city still faces the racial problems the late civil rights leader fought against.

Women's Rights

Tunisia: equal inheritance laws for women still controversial

A parliamentary group is drafting revised rules and recommendations to change existing inheritance laws.

Civil Rights

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

Created by FBI in 2017, critics say designation broadly targets black activists and first prosecution may have begun.

US legislators worried by FBI term 'Black Identity Extremist'

Civil Rights

The black game changers of US sport

From Muhammad Ali to Serena Williams, we examine the African American athletes who have challenged the racial barriers.

The black game changers of US sport

Civil Rights

Malcolm X: From Nation of Islam to Black Power Movement

Civil rights leader Malcolm X was assassinated in New York on February 21, 1965. This is his story.

US & Canada

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU

Police in Boston unjustly spied on Muslims and African Americans online for years, American Civil Liberties Union says.

US police spied on Muslims, African Americans: ACLU