The centuries-old Hamawand tribe clashed with the Ottomans, the British, and Saddam. Now they're fighting the Islamic State—with American help.
Molly Crabapple went to the Domiz refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan to record the stories of Syrians forced from their homes by war and suffering.
Hanna Bohman, a.k.a. Tiger Sun, returned to the war recently, saying she couldn't imagine returning to her real job.
The brows have become status symbols, a way to demonstrate one's wealth and pride in appearance.
Dillon Hillier, a Canadian combat veteran who jumped on a plane from Calgary to fight alongside the Kurdish Peshmerga has returned home, according to a Facebook post from his father.
Earlier this year, Cinnabon and Pizza Hut opened up in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Now there's a Hardee's there too. We tried it out.
VICE News met with a smuggler who risks his life moving people across the Syrian border, and joined him on a night operation as he helped to get families away from Kobane and into Turkey.
VICE News visited the Turksish village of Suruc, where 274 Kurds are being held indefinitely because they are suspected of belonging to the Kurdish nationalist organization YPG.
The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
As well as the attempted annihilation of an ethnic group, it's also their religion IS want to destroy. One of the strangest survivals throughout the entirety of human culture, their faith has been viewed as so subversive and unsettling that it's brought h…
For the past week, the world's gaze has been fixed on northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is besieging, scattering, and starving out the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority on the run.
As secession approaches and US support remains absent, it might be time for Iraqi Kurds to pack away their bald eagle T-shirts and roll up their American flags, but for now, they still love America.
Adir Jan Tekîn is not your typical musician in Berlin. While Turkey has queer performers, including trans diva Bülent Ersoy, a lot of the performers remain closeted. Not him.
Kawrgosk, Syria is home to thousands of trapped Kurds fleeing from the interminable civil war raging in the region. They struggle to get by in massive tent cities that have developed their own economy and culture separate from the war around them.
Erbil, in Iraq's Kurdish north, has got a long way to go before being considered a nightlife spot, but there is one event that looms large over the drinking scene, the annual celebration of Oktoberfest in a small compound located in a dusty residential ar…
The fallout from the protests in Turkey isn't all bad. Unthinkable only three weeks ago, the demonstrations have begun to unite Turkey's Kurds—both those in Istanbul and traveling there from the east of the country—with a broad cross-section of Turkish so…
A journey into the heart of the Kurdish struggle.
Hanging out with the women still gunning for a free Kurdistan.