In a country with conscription for every man and woman, you have to tell tall tales to get out of the army.
In Iran, uploading a photo of yourself without a hijab, or a video of your singing, can be an act of protest.
A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
Terrorism almost destroyed my life before I was even born.
Every Friday before sundown, South Asian expatriates in Dubai gather in a sandlot behind a fish market to compete in a series of wrestling matches with the aim of pinning an opponent to the ground for two seconds.
One year after the beginning of the Saudi military campaign in the country, our correspondents recall the destruction and horror they witnessed firsthand.
In conversation with one of the most respected Middle East correspondents in the world.
Check out the trailer for this Friday's upcoming episode airing March 25 at 11PM.
Social media went nuts as drivers filmed video of the big cat—apparently an escaped pet—dragging a chain as it ran around on the highway.
Check out the trailer for this Friday's episode airing March 11 at 11 PM.
An excerpt from Haddad's debut novel Guapa, about a young gay Arab man's first sexual encounter with a stranger.
The photographer James Morris captured the remains of villages destroyed in the 1948 Palestine War, some of which had, until now, been completely erased from history.
Since VICE visited the country in 2015 their own citizens have become one of the largest groups of foreign fighters to join the Islamic State. Despite this, the US maintains that our commitment to the country is greater than ever.
Experts say bombings by the US and its allies may cost ISIS some turf but won't stop it from launching attacks around the world.
This morning, hundreds of parades are taking place across the US to mark the 30th anniversary of Martin Luther King Day, Bernie Sanders reveals a universal healthcare plan, and tennis has been rocked by Wimbledon match-fixing claims.
As tensions between the two Middle Eastern powers intensify, is there actually a chance of a shooting war breaking out? And how disastrous would that be?
In this episode from season three, we investigated the deadly synthetic drug boom, then visited Iran to see how homosexuals and transsexuals navigate the country's terrifying cultural landscape.
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.
In this episode from season three, we learn how America's Arab ally is defending itself from terrorism, and travel to Europe to meet the young people who want to join ISIS.
Majd Abdel Hamid's hand-stitched images of Syrians killed in the conflict are somehow more horrifying and real because they are abstract.
The ban is the latest sign that relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran are rapidly deteriorating.
This week, men will parade their finest dromedaries at auctions, races, and best-in-show events in the UAE. Prizes are given for the fastest, 'milkiest,' and most beautiful creatures. Less fortunate camels are served for dinner.
Many years ago, there was a theory that a nuclear explosion would be a good way to extract oil from the earth. Turns out it was not.
We asked two experts how many "boots on the ground" it would take to defeat ISIS.