China

The Year of the Dog begins

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year, is widely popular. Here's what we know about it.

Donald Trump

Will Donald Trump be unlucky in the Chinese Year of the Dog?

Millions of Chinese around the world are celebrating the start of a new lunar year, the Year of the Dog.

Racism

Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

Arts & Culture

How New Year's Eve is celebrated around the world

We take a look at the most popular traditions and celebrations that take place around the world.

New Year's Eve 2017: How the world celebrates today

Turkey

Turkey on high alert before New Year attack anniversary

There has been increased security in major cities across the world, before New Year's Eve celebrations. Parties in some public squares have been canceled in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Arts & Culture

Hogmanay, and 12 other global festivities in December

We take a look at the different celebrations taking place on December around the world.

Hogmanay, and 12 other global festivities in December

Europe

'Europe has to reform': How the far right grew in 2017

Trump and Brexit seized on in January and Austria becoming only country to bring in far right celebrated at end of 2017.

'Europe has to reform': How the far right grew in 2017

Eid Al-Adha 2017

When is Eid?

September 1 has been confirmed to be the first day of Eid al-Adha 2017, after moon sighting on August 22.

When is Eid al-Adha 2017?

Eid al-Fitr 2017

How long is your Eid?

Eid al-Fitr holidays in 2017 range from 23 days in Saudi Arabia to three in Pakistan.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: How many days is it by country?

Eid al-Fitr 2017

Eid moon sighting

Moon sighting committees convened to look for the Eid moon on June 24, while astronomers predicted it invisible in Asia.

When is Eid al-Fitr this year?

Saudi Arabia

Sunday declared first day of Eid

Eid al-Fitr, which means 'festival of breaking the fast', marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Eid al-Fitr: Saudi Arabia declares Sunday first day

Saudi Arabia

Saturday declared first day of Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak! Saudi Arabia officially declares May 27 as the first day of Ramadan. Pakistan, India start on Sunday.

Ramadan: Saudi, 33 countries declare Saturday first day

Religion

When is Ramadan?

Scientifically, Ramadan's new moon should be visible on Friday evening, confirming Saturday as the first day of fasting.

Ramadan 2017: First day of fasting expected May 27

Iran

How will election shape Iran's foreign policy?

Al Jazeera's Marwan Bishara says the result of the election may have unintended consequences for Iran's regional policy.

How will May 19 election shape Iran's foreign policy?

Human Rights

May Labour Day: What is International Workers' Day?

We examine the history of May Day and ask what kind of protests and commemorations can be expected this year.

May Labour Day: What is International Workers' Day?