VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson traveled to London to speak with Nabeel Rajab, the unofficial leader of Bahrain's uprising, and then headed undercover to Bahrain, where he met activists, protesters, grieving parents, and alleged torture victims.
Conspiracy theories about politics and the US are a cultural staple in the Middle East, like how The Simpsons episode "New Kids on the Blecch" proves US involvement in the Syrian uprising. I had to know whether Fox was in cahoots with the US govern…
Libya has been plagued with violence since the 2011 revolution and death of Muammar Qaddafi. With little sign of the chaos dying down, VICE News traveled across Libya to take a look at the militias as they hold their country hostage.
From the all-out civil war in Syria to the internet restrictions in Turkey and the return of the military rule in Egypt, the revolutionary youth of the Arab Spring seem to be facing one hurdle after another. There is no evidence at all to support the theo…
Yesterday, an Egyptian court sentenced 529 alleged Muslim Brotherhood supporters to death—the largest single batch of simultaneous death sentences issued in recent memory, according to Amnesty International.
I interviewed one of the stars of The Square at his apartment in Cairo. Outside, bomb blasts had just killed six people. The city was nearly deserted, save for small groups of pro-government demonstrators. Helicopters thumped low overhead.
Yesterday marked the three-year anniversary of thousands of Egyptians joining protests that snowballed into a revolution. In 2014, the question persists: Is the revolution in Egypt over, or is it ongoing?
The Egyptian revolution wrecked the local economy, and is forcing farmers into the drug trade. That's turning the Sinai into a breeding ground for new addicts, thereby growing demand in a vicious cycle of desperation.
Klay BBJ and Weld el 15 were sentenced to jail after a performance that was deemed to be too critical of the nation's police force. The government's harsh treatment of the rapper gained international attention. We met him right after his release in late O…
The antiregime protests that have swept Sudan for the last week are at a crossroads, with the fervent optimism of the previous days giving way to somber reflection and shock that over 50 people are believed to have died.
This week on the podcast, Reihan Salam speaks with Hamid Dabashi, author of The Arab Spring: The End of Postcolonialism, about the shifting power tectonics in the Middle East and its reverberations in the West.