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.
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."
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."
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.
Russia is flaunting its fancy new stealth fighter jets
The reputed appearance of two new stealth Su-57 fighter jets comes at crucial time for Russian forces in Syria.
Nobody wants to talk about the Russians killed by U.S. airstrikes in Syria
“We don’t have information about other Russians who might be in Syria.”
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
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.
Syrian forces retake the "capital of the revolution"
For the first time since 2011, the Syrian city of Homs is under complete government control. The city was dubbed the "capital of the revolution" when the Syrian uprising began.
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.
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.
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.
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