Israel and Iran Are Inching Closer to Actual War
A wayward drone, airstrikes, a downed Israeli jet—here's what this weekend's scuffle means for the coming year in a volatile region.
Is Beirut's Garbage Crisis Weakening Hezbollah?
We talked to members of the militant group and protesters on the street about what's going on in Lebanon.
My Dad's Long, Frustrating Battle with the US Government to Learn About His Own Kidnapping
My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
Water Scarcity Is Helping Radicalize the Middle East
Militant and extremist groups exploit the region's escalating water shortage to gain power, loyalty, and legitimacy.
What Hezbollah Fighters Think About the Iran Nuclear Deal
In Hezbollah's homeland of Lebanon, the preliminary agreement between the US and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment program is being celebrated as a resounding victory.
We Asked Two Military Experts What Would Happen if Iran Had Nuclear Weapons
Would Iran be a temperamental loose cannon like North Korea? Would they immediately push the Big Red Button and blow up Tel Aviv? What is everyone so afraid of?
The Islamic State Versus Lebanon
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.
We Talked to a Former CIA Spook About Political Murder
After ruffling some feathers at the CIA, Robert Baer resigned from the agency in 1997. We spoke to him about his new book, The Perfect Kill, which chronicles the art of political murder.
We Asked Pro Israeli and Palestinian Protesters how the Gaza Crisis will End
Israel has been bombing Palestinian cities in Gaza since July 8. Blame aside, when will it end?
Nicol Mouton and Julian Morgans
Detroit Ice Cream Man and Alleged Murderer of Irish Soldiers Faces Deportation
I was with the ill-fated UN peacekeeping patrol in Lebanon on April 18, 1980, when they were abducted by Mahmoud Bazzi and a group of militiamen from the Israeli-supported South Lebanon Army.
A Choice Between Warlords: Lebanon Can’t Elect a New President
The political wheels in Beirut may be beginning to fall off as the country's two dominant political coalitions are bitterly divided as to who should become Lebanon's new president. The situation is becoming a political proxy war of the neighboring...
An Interview with a Journalist Who Was Tortured for Investigating Hezbollah
After being held, beaten, and interrogated by Hezbollah, Rami Aysha was handed over to the Lebanese authorities, who released him on bail on trumped up charges of arms smuggling.