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.
Last month, three teenagers were stopped at Umeå Airport by volunteers from the nonprofit organization SATA. The teens were allegedly on their way to Syria.
More and more western-born men are sacrificing their homes in order to fight in the Middle Eastern conflict. Is brainwashing to blame?
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.
Unbelievably, despite all the attention and award-winning documentaries, some people are still really confused about what ISIS is.
Before Britain's right-wing press gave my alma mater a nickname because six former students have joined the Islamic State, it was a notoriously dangerous public school.
VICE News visited the Turksish village of Suruc, where 274 Kurds are being held indefinitely because they are suspected of belonging to the Kurdish nationalist organization YPG.
You know an election is coming up when candidates from both parties are sowing fear and disinformation about the threat the Islamic State poses to the US.
With the borders closed and thousands unable to leave Kobane, VICE News visited one of six refugee camps in the town to find out how refugee families are coping with leaving their homes and livelihoods behind.
VICE News traveled to the Turkish side of the Syrian border as US airstrikes hit Islamic State positions in the town of Kobane.
This week saw teens getting arrested for poultry genocide and flamingo death, attempting to join the Islamic State, and winning the Nobel Prize.
The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
The jihadist group's notorious executions not only horrify the West but excite wannabes worldwide who can't wait to get involved.
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 extremist group's video is supposedly a trailer for a feature called Flames of War and it seems to taunt Obama and America. It's also a confusing piece of crap.
After the disaster that was post-invasion Iraq, should America really be trying to solve this (scary) quagmire again?
The grim specter of the Islamic State loomed heavily over the NATO summit. The jihadist group dictated the agenda of the event being held at the five-star resort in Newport and nearby Cardiff Castle.
Sep 3, 2014
At the request of the United States, Australia will be delivering arms and ammunition to the Kurdish forces fighting the Islamic State in Northern Iraq.
"I remember a guy who said, 'My brother works in the Iranian embassy in London. Before I loved him as my brother, now I hate him as my enemy. I am ready to kill him tomorrow, if necessary.' And everyone applauded."
As well as the attempted annihilation of an ethnic group, it's also their religion IS want to destroy. One of the strangest survivals throughout the entirety of human culture, their faith has been viewed as so subversive and unsettling that it's brought h…
Anand Gopal talked to us about the beheading of journalists and why the US needs to stay the hell out of Iraq.
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 Islamic State, a hard-line Sunni jihadist group that formerly had ties to al Qaeda, has conquered large swaths of Iraq and Syria.
For the past week, the world's gaze has been fixed on northern Iraq, where the Islamic State is besieging, scattering, and starving out the Yazidis, an ethno-religious minority on the run.