syrian war

terrorism

How Sweden Deals With Returning ISIS Fighters

As Sweden struggles to implement laws to deal with returning ISIS fighters, a combat medic explains why he feels safer on the frontline than back in his own country.
Jonas Grönvik
3.26.19
Military Service

People Told Us the Weirdest Ways They've Avoided Conscription

"I spent months gorging on as much fast food as possible. I added mayo to everything I ate, and even had it on its own as a snack between meals."
Badar Salem
11.6.18
syrian war

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
9.4.18
Seven Years of Syria

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.
Andrew Quilty
3.15.18
refugee crisis

What's Left of the Migrants Who Died Trying to Cross from Turkey to Greece

Professor Pavlos Pavlidis has identified 200 dead immigrants in the past 17 years.
Kostas Koukoumakas, Photos: Alexandros Avramidis
6.26.17
anarchy

Greek Anarchists Are Helping Kurdish Forces Fight ISIS

They're allegedly training in guerrilla warfare in order to use similar tactics in the fight against the system at home.
VICE Staff
6.2.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Gary Johnson Asks the Tough Questions, Like 'What Is Aleppo?'

Hopefully the Libertarian candidate will remember his geography better if he winds up on the presidential debate stage later this month.
River Donaghey
9.8.16
Stuff

How an Ohio Town Became a Model City for Resettling Syrian Refugees

In Toledo, Ohio—just two hours away from the Republican National Convention—there's a thriving enclave of Middle Eastern immigrants.
Ted Hesson
7.19.16
News

Syrian Refugees Are Becoming Second Wives in Turkey

Hemmed in by circumstance, Syrian refugee women often find that the simplest path to stability is marrying a man—even if that man is already married.
Yesim Erdem Holland
6.22.16
Features

How the Syrian War Has Changed the Face of Beirut’s Club Scene

Lebanon embraces more casual nightlife as a proxy war and travel ban impacts the bottom line of the country's ultra-luxious clubs.
Stephanie d'Arc Taylor
6.16.16
News

I Spent a Frenzied Night Saving Children Washed Up on a Greek Island

We need more money, medical staff, volunteers, and translators. And we need more compassion so that men, women, and children stop dying on the water.
Peggy Whitfield
11.4.15
News

Syrian Women in the Domiz Refugee Camp

Painstakingly, some women who turned into widows or single parents have tried to reassemble their lives, readjusting hopes and goals to fit a harsh new reality. Here is one story of a women-led household—a rare occurrence in the Middle East—inside the...
Maya Gebeily
8.4.14
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