middle east


Netanyahu's Desperate Campaign Promise Would 'Bury Any Chance of Peace'

The Arab world has furiously condemned the Israeli prime minister's pledge to annex a large chunk of the occupied West Bank if he's re-elected.


Welcome to the Saudi Arabia vs. Canada Troll War

We offer to sell the Saudis $15 billion in weapons to be used for war crimes in Yemen and this is the thanks we get? Rude.


Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.


Everything you need to know about the Iran deal Trump is about to kill

Trump is expected to cancel the waivers on at least some of the sanctions lifted by the agreement.


Seven Years of Syria

VICE traveled to the Syria-Lebanon border to meet teen refugees whose youth has been destroyed by war.


No-Go Zone: Life as a Freelance War Photographer

Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear and stays alive.


What it's Like to Turn 18 in a Syrian Refugee Camp

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the Syrian War. Meet some of the young people who've grown up amidst its chaos.


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.


Even Trump thinks Israeli settlements are a bad idea

"I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace."


Alleged ISIS fighter 'Jihad Jack' wants to come to Canada

Jack Letts’ parents deny he is a member of ISIS and want Canada to allow him to settle in the country


Inside the Private Spaces Women Can Call Their Own

Rania Matar's photos of teen girls in their bedrooms celebrate similarities between America and the Middle East.


How Trump Can (and Probably Will) Botch the Iran Situation

The president has been more vocal in support of the latest round of protests than Obama was. But his travel ban and threat of sanctions mean trouble for activists.