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.
The jihadist group's notorious executions not only horrify the West but excite wannabes worldwide who can't wait to get involved.
This is the fourth installment of Robert Young Pelton's account of his involvement with the 2009 search for Private Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan.
Businesses are still hurting, and possible tax hikes on alcohol to plug Egypt's strained public finances might mean more pain, but this country's alcohol industry has been here before.
Some Danish Muslims who go to Syria want to do humanitarian work, while others want to wage jihad. Either way, many of them need counseling when they come back.
The new book 'I Am Akbar Agha' offers unique perspective from someone who was ideologically aligned with the movement but remained independent during its years in power.
Moral outrage might be what Abbott feels, but it's a difficult justification in a world where so many moral outrages are allowed to continue without our intervention.
In 2005, meth was a cheap alternative to the pricier drugs on the market, and it wasn't a crowded field. It was a new phenomenon for Lebanon.
As alcohol taxes rise along with water, gas, and electricity costs, mounting concerns weigh on Carakale's young founder, Yazan Karadsheh.
After the disaster that was post-invasion Iraq, should America really be trying to solve this (scary) quagmire again?