How do people—especially women—learn about sex in a country where sex is taboo?
The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.
Werner Herzog has enacted the absurd over half a century of art and life—what can self-parody mean to him?
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.
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
We asked one of Moto Lady Club's founding members about debunking stereotypes of biker gangs and championing female empowerment in the Gulf.
Over the past year and a half, regimes throughout the Middle East, from Turkey to the United Arab Emirates, have been snapping up former members of Congress to help push their interests in Washington.
Silwan is becoming one of the most contentious neighborhoods in the most contested city in the world.
In addition to posting photos to social media of severed heads on spikes, the jihadists I follow also tweet a ton of pics of sweet snacks.
Jews in Iran haven't always been treated like fellow countrymen, so a newly-erected monument honoring Jews who fought in the Iran-Iraq War serves as a proverbial olive branch.
Whenever the world goes to hell in a family-size hand basket, people act surprised that they keep getting surprised.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
Mark Danner discusses his 2003 essay "Iraq: The New War," which outlined how American policy in the Middle Eastern country helped incite what was then an emerging insurgency.
Talking to Loretta Napoleoni, whose new book, The Islamist Phoenix: The Islamic State and the Redrawing of the Middle East, looks at how unique and singular the Islamic State is as a terrorist organization.
Ashton Carter, a theoretical physicist and former No. 2 at the Pentagon, is expected to be tapped as Obama's next defense secretary.
More and more western-born men are sacrificing their homes in order to fight in the Middle Eastern conflict. Is brainwashing to blame?
Three years after the Libyan revolution and the subsequent downfall of its dictator Muammar Qaddafi, the country has descended further into chaos and insecurity.
VICE News correspondent Ben Anderson visited an NGO-operated hospital in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan—one of only two in the Helmand province—to speak with the medical staff as they attempt to manage the ever-growing influx of patients.
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.
In this week's episode of 'VICE Meets,' Graeme Wood breaks down the Islamic State's religious ideologies and visions for the future.
VICE News traveled to Lebanon to explore the battle being waged by one of the world's fiercest militant groups against one of the Middle East's smallest and most fragile nations.
Over the summer I embedded with a unit of the Peshmega, the Kurdish troops fighting the Islamic State in northern Iraq.
As foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan, violence is increasing. Fighting between the Afghan security forces and the Taliban is chaotic and often indiscriminate, and civilian casualties are rising, as Afghans pay the price for the West's failures.
Long-distance marriages between Syrians living in Israel and those still in the motherland are common in the Golan Heights, but recently crossing the border has become extremely complicated.