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In this episode from the third season of VICE's HBO show, we investigate the surge in the looting of antiquities after the Arab Spring. Then we check out the "rent a white guy" trend in China.
Despite a suicide bombing hours before and a national state of emergency, Africa's oldest film festival carried on.
Saadawi is the author of 56 books and has been imprisoned for her writing, which condemns how women have and continue to be treated in the Middle East. We talked religion, capitalism, and the state of Egyptian politics.
The photography collective Road Bloc has been taking significant risks to depict the intense political unrest that has been unfolding in Bahrain for years.
The Outpost was founded in the wake of the Arab Spring, and today it's still trying to keep that movement's ideals alive.
Journalist Matthew Collin's new book Pop Grenade traces the history of political pop in the 20th century, from Fela Kuti to Public Enemy to Pussy Riot.
Photographer Jade Cantwell traveled through Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt in the months before the Arab Spring. Several years later, her photos are reminders of the lives behind the news reports.
We asked the two documentary makers—who've been friends for nearly 20 years—to have a chat, and then to share that chat with us.
Greg Barker's documentary takes an in-depth look at an exceedingly complex global phenomenon—the Arab Spring.
We spend so much of our time trying to hack and subvert and work around the systems that make up the world, but should we be trying to change them for the better instead?
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.
I spoke to Professor Anna Feigenbaum about riot-control style through the ages and how "non-lethal" weapons manufacturers use opportunities like the World Cup protests to showcase their best gear.
With 50 people killed in Taliban attacks, the final round of Afghanistan's presidential elections passed more quietly than expected.
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…
Algerians are voting for their president today, but everybody already knows the results. Abdelaziz Bouteflika is going to win again, even though he hasn't been healthy enough to campaign.
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.
A group of Egyptian scholars and activists are risking their lives to save the country's cultural treasures from being looted and destroyed.
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.
Many women in Middle Eastern countries prefer to wear some kind of religious head covering, but that doesn't mean that they want to suppress their sexuality or that they're oppressed by men.
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.