People in Iraq have become grimly accustomed to attacks by Shia militiamen, but not ones who quote Tommy Shelby afterwards.
Since early October, tens of thousands of protesters have been challenging corruption in Iraq and Iranian involvement in local politics. What do they think of the recent tensions?
A new report from Human Rights Watch accuses the government-backed militias of looting, extrajudicial killings, and destroying hundreds of homes and shops.
The militant group has released a 22-minute film that includes a mix of old and new footage of the carnage at the Camp Speicher military base in June 2014.
The sentence is in connection with the killings of hundreds of Shiite soldiers last year in northern Iraq, outside the former US military base.
Sources told VICE News that armed men took the body of Tariq Aziz, once one of the most powerful members of Iraq’s Baath party, before it could be flown to Jordan on Thursday.
Doubts have been raised over oaths made by Sunni tribal leaders in Anbar, Iraq’s largest province. But either way it was a public relations coup for the Islamic State.
In this excerpt, VICE News speaks with representatives from arms manufacturers as well as a US military general overseeing foreign military sales about current business in the Middle East.
In this extra scene, we catch a glimpse of the opening ceremony at IDEX and speak with a CEO from Saudi Automotive Development Company about the arms race in the Middle East.