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.
Tim Hume
VICE On All 4

Meet the People Building a Skate Park for Kids in Palestine

The Middle East: a volatile and complicated place. A wall separates two beautiful countries as groups of skateboarders work towards transcending religious and cultural boundaries.
VICE On All 4
Middle Eastern cuisine

A Love Letter to Dolma, a Middle Eastern Parcel of Joy

Arabs, Greeks, Turks, Azerbaijanis—all are united by their love of dolma, the centuries-old dish of stuffed grape vine leaves.
Dalia Dawood

Meet the Woman Bringing Yemeni Food to the London Brunch Scene

“People from the outside either know nothing about the country or they only focus on the negatives, so food is a way to change this perception.”
Sahar Esfandiari

Welcome to the World’s Least Likely Palestinian Restaurant

What the Fattoush? is run by two non-Arabs out of a bar in East London. But its dishes—and commitment to Palestinian causes—are genuine.
Dalia Dawood
Inside Outsider

No-Go Zone: Life as a Freelance War Photographer

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

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.
Matt Taylor

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.
Elyssa Goodman

How an Afghan Refugee is Changing Venice's Restaurant Landscape

Hamed Ahmadi now has five restaurants in northeastern Italy's Veneto region and has helped employ many young refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
Marco De Vidi
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.
Mark Hay

Trump's New Israel Policy Could Make the World a Lot More Dangerous

There have already been a handful of violent incidents possibly connected to the US recognising Jerusalem as the country's capital – and that might just be the tip of the iceberg.
Mark Hay

Inside the Lavish Divorce Parties of the Beidane People

The ethnic group celebrates divorces as hard as they do weddings.
Saied Zarbeea