Apr 22, 2015
Following a mass drowning of asylum seekers in the Mediterranean, Tony Abbott is telling Europe the only way to stop the deaths is to stop the boats.
So far this year, over 1700 migrants have died in the process of crossing the Mediterranean into Europe. That number is likely to spike as traffic increases in the summer months.
An in-depth look at the situation playing out in the Mediterranean.
The 22-year-old Calgary native who goes by "Abu Usamah" online told us that he was in Libya and claims Twitter keeps banning him.
Not far from Libya's border, the town of Ben Gardane is rife with smuggling, illegal money trading, and jihadist recruitment.
"At a certain point when you're being held hostage, you don't have power to do anything. The only power you have is to listen to your captors and do what they ask you to do."
As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
Tensions rise between locals and foreign shopkeepers in the South African city of Soweto, and Chile decides to reopen its investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda.
Protests in Boston and Washington, DC, fighting between the Libyan government and opposition forces in Benghazi, and more news from around the world.
Ottawa is exporting less military aid overall but upping shipments to India, Egypt, and Tunisia, as well as other non-NATO allies with questionable moral records.
Marshall Curry's documentary, Point and Shoot, tells the story of of Matthew VanDyke, a man who set off to travel through North Africa on a motorcycle and ended up joining the 2011 Libyan revolution.
Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today we talk about Libya's deepening political crisis and the deaths of dozens of pilot whales off New Zealand's coast.
In today's news roundup, Libyan soldiers and militias battle for Benghazi, and tensions heighten between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Mitt Romney thinks America needs to beef up its military and wrote an op-ed to that effect in the Washington Post. But why should we care what some warmongering failed politician has to say about anything?
Since late 2011, Tunisian fishermen have been discovering the rotten corpses of migrants escaping poverty and the recent upsurge of unrest in North Africa.
The region has always been treacherous ground for foreign intervention, but many of the reasons for Western failure to read the situation in the Middle East are recent, and self-inflicted.
The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. This week, TEPCO shareholders fail to shutdown Japan's largest nuclear power plant, and five armed men kill a prominent human rights activist in Libya.
Alex Owumi is an American ball player who was recruited by Al-Nasr, a team owned by the Gaddafi family. He enjoyed a few months as the team's point guard before the revolution broke out in February of 2011.
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.
I gave a camera to a Nigerian immigrant who ended up in a refugee camp in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya in a fishing boat. The photos he came back with show what day-to-day life is like for refugees like him.
Said Ben Suleiman's brigade—and some lions, camels, and spider monkeys—are on the frontline of Europe's immigration crisis. They run a holding cell in one of the zoo's empty offices and make frequent raids on boatloads of migrants setting off from Libya's…
My driver was the personal chauffeur of the leader of Libya's federalist rebels, Ibrahim al-Jathran. As a reward for his good work in the uprising against Gaddafi, Jathran was put in charge of protecting the country's oil facilities. Instead of protecting…
Crowds congregated in the capital city of Tripoli, chanting and calling for the public execution of Saif Gaddafi, the former dictator's son, along with other officials from the old regime. Some called for him to be killed with no trial, while others wante…