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.
Taught that dying in jihad will make them martyrs, children here will likely join the tens of thousands of child soldiers being used and abused in conflicts around the world.
Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Saadawi is the author of 56 books and has been imprisoned for her writing, which condemns how women have and continue to be treated in the Middle East. We talked religion, capitalism, and the state of Egyptian politics.
The barrier will be equipped with an electronic sensor system, observation towers, and drones. But can Tunisia keep out an enemy that has already found its way inside?
Because most Palestinian farmland in the West Bank is in areas that are controlled by the Israeli army, farmers are routinely prevented from accessing their own land because of "security reasons."
The Israeli government insists that it wants peace more than anything, but its actions can seem deliberately provocative.
Fighting in Syria and Iraq is illegal, even if you join the Kurds against the Islamic State. Adelaide lawyer and war veteran Ralph Bleechmore offers advice to those who want to go anyway.
The Australian Defense Minister said, "Two days ago, the Air Task Group completed its first strike against a Daesh strike in eastern Syria, destroying an armored personnel carrier."
I spent the 14th anniversary of 9/11 asking kids born around the time of the attacks what they think about the day we will never forget.
In the fifth episode of Hip-Hop in the Holy Land, host Mike Skinner spends the day with local celebrity Saz who is a rapper, actor and in his words, the first Palestinian / Arab / Middle Eastern sex symbol.
Some critics are claiming that the recent spate of ISIS-mockery in the West and Arab world may not only be insulting to those whose lives ISIS has upended, but may actually help the group.
We met with director Jake Witzenfeld to talk about his new documentary that follows the struggles and victories of three young, gay Palestinian men in Tel Aviv.