vice arabia

Military Service

People from the Middle East Tell Us All the Weird Ways They Avoided the Draft

"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
Photography

The Moroccan Photographer Tackling Misogyny in the Arab World

Through her photography, Fatima Zohra Serri finds unique ways to express her views on the position of women in her community.
Zainab Hussein
11.5.18
TITANIC

The Untold Story of 'The Mysterious', the Egyptian Man Who Survived the Titanic

Hamad Hassab was one of the few Arab-speakers onboard the Titanic, and the only Egyptian.
Yasmeen Saad
10.26.18
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
Photography

Photos That Show There's More to Life in Gaza Than Conflict

Four Gaza-based photographers are capturing their favourite parts of the region to show a different side of the territory and its people.
Rowaida Amer
7.31.18
arranged marriage

Arab Women Talk About What They've Done to Avoid an Arranged Marriage

"He said he hated the smell of cigarettes, so I took up smoking."
Wesam Ragab
6.12.18
Features

The Drifting Competitions in the Former ISIS Stronghold of Mosul

ISIS banned the sport for three years, but now the city is liberated young people are using it to kick-start a cultural revolution.
Mustafa Sadoun
5.24.18
Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Premieres Its First Cinema in 35 Years

The government has finally lifted its decades-long ban on women and men hanging around together in the name of lighthearted cinematic fun.
Nada Hagouz
5.9.18
cycling

Inside Saudi Arabia's First Women's Only Cycling Club

Eighteen-year-old Nadima Abul-Enein leads a 500-strong community of women who are tired of being told they shouldn't ride a bike.
Nada Al-Amid
4.29.18
motherhood

Arab Women Tell Us Why They Don't Want to Become Mothers

"I don't want to have to choose between buying myself a dress or getting diapers for a baby"
Aya Abdelrahman
4.19.18
terrorism

What It's Like to Go to College in a War Zone

"We've had to perform the absentee funeral prayer three times last year in honor of killed classmates. It never seems to end."
Ahmed Abu Draa
3.5.18
ISIS

Life as a Former ISIS Bride

After first being forced to marry ISIS fighters, many women in Mosul now aren't allowed to send their children to school.
Moustafa Saadoun
2.20.18