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Syrians Explain Why Nightlife in Damascus is Thriving Despite the War

"When you've had to spend ten days locked inside due to rocket firing, you want to find somewhere you can get wasted."
Hala Mustafa
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump agrees to meet North Korea's Kim face to face, federal judge offers Trump Twitter advice, Pacific nations flout US with free trade deal, and more.
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Mueller subpoenas docs related to key Trump figures (including the man himself), Frances McDormand wins best actress, South Korean delegation heads North for talks, and more.
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Vegas shooter had dozens of guns, Tom Petty dies at 66, Trump's lawyer talked real estate with Russians during campaign, and more.
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump pulls back from scrapping NAFTA, GOP teases bill to avoid government shutdown, Trump contemplating "break up" of a federal court, and more.
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The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

FBI boss testifies about Russian election interference and Trump's wiretapping claim, Paris attacker had used cocaine and alcohol, Baltimore launches manhunt for alleged arsonist, and more.
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What We Can Learn from the Middle East's Mid-Century 'Golden Age'

Many of my family and friends look back on the region's cultural glory days of the 50s and 60s with longing—but that era also contained the seeds of terror, war, and sectarianism.
Sulome Anderson

America Helped Make the Islamic State

While America pats itself on the back for taking on Islamic militants in Iraq, it's worth remembering that it's fighting a monster of its own creation.
Charles Davis

Fourteen Ukrainian Soldiers Died While Fighting Pro-Russia Separatists

And more bad news from across the world.
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Forging Unity in Syria with Music

With more than 145,000 people dead and 2.7 million Syrians displaced since the beginning of the crisis, music has, like many aspects of life, become an instrument of resistance and war. But while artists from all circles propagate support for the...
Mat Nashed

The Syrian Regime Is Using DIY Barrel Bombs Against Its Citizens

With dozens of fatalities attributed to these bombs on a daily basis, the Syrian Air Force seems to have found itself a successful and low-cost tool for causing widespread destruction in opposition-controlled areas. I caught up with munitions expert...
Oz Katerji

Famine Is Being Used as a Weapon of War in Syria

Last September, an 18-month-old girl named Rana starved to death in the Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya. Her mother, Um Bilal, had watched helplessly for months as her child grew thinner and thinner, unable to do anything to ease her suffering.
Evan Helmuth