• The Battle for Iraq

    For our fourth dispatch about the escalating crisis in Iraq, VICE News embedded with Kurdish fighters as they struggled to maintain control over their land. We also spoke with a Sunni tribal leader in Kirkuk about the recent Kurdish takeover and the...

  • The Battle for Iraq

    As a coalition of ISIS fighters, Sunni militias, and former Baathists continues to push its way toward Baghdad, the Iraqi army and Shiite militias have fought to slow its progress. In Mosul, however, ISIS and other Sunni forces now exert total control.

  • The Battle for Iraq

    Last week, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the extremist militant Sunni group—along with other Sunni militias and former Baathist party members—seized control of large parts of Iraq, including Mosul, the nation's second largest city.

  • Chatting with Two Exiled Dissident Bahraini Politicians

    I sat down for coffee with Jalal and Jawad Farooz, brothers who have opposed the Bahraini regime's brutal policies and have had their citizenships revoked as a result. Both are now living in exile in the UK, which is odd given the British government's...

  • The New Slums of Baghdad

    The American military has withdrawn most of their forces from Iraq, but Baghdad is still a nightmare. Terrorists, local gangs, street hustlers, and hucksters all mingle in the real-world horror show of post-war Iraq.

  • Hanging with Morsi Supporters at a Muslim Brotherhood Rally in Cairo

    Yesterday, Egypt saw the culmination of the Tamarod Campaign, a massive petition calling for the impeachment of President Mohamed Morsi. The left-leaning, antiMorsi group took to the streets in the largest Egyptian protest since 2011's uprising. In...