Human rights groups say that Indonesian domestic worker Tuti Tursilawati was trying to protect herself from sexual assault.
Putin denies election meddling, cops identify London attackers, Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial underway, and more.
VICE investigates the Middle East's flourishing trade in animal trafficking and how it impacts the depleting wildcat populations of Central and East Africa.
VICE News spoke to the sister of Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja shortly after her arrest. Khawaja was taken from her home with her infant son.
VICE News spoke to some of the individuals and organizations working to help abused domestic workers escape Saudi Arabia. Somalia has just announced an agreement to send 50,000 women there each year.
At least two Sunni mosques in Iraq were attacked late on Sunday in apparent retaliation for the execution of a leading Shia cleric in Saudi Arabia, while Bahrain has severed ties with Iran.
How sham real-estate deals, Islamic State recruitment efforts, and a systematic effort in the Gulf states to strip dissidents of their citizenship and banish undesirables all meet in the tiny African island nation of the Comoros.
Badawi was chosen from among nominees including murdered Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, political prisoners in Venezuela, and Edna Adan Ismail, a Somali activist who campaigns against FGM.
Under the penal code of the United Arab Emirates, those convicted of "zina" or charges of illicit sex face severe penalties. According to a new report, this overwhelmingly affects thousands of female migrant workers.
With the Islamic State creating chaos next door in Iraq, Kuwait just signed a defense deal with France worth $2.8 billion.
At least 25 people have been killed, and the death toll is expected to rise, after an explosion rocked the Shia Al-Sadiq Mosque, Kuwait City, following Friday prayers.