middle east

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
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
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
middle east

We Talked to Syrians About the 'Liberation' of ISIS Stronghold Raqqa

Most ex-residents are pleased at the expulsion of the Islamic State from their former home, but can't help fearing for the future under outside forces.
Loubna Mrie
Insider Outsider

Hijabs and Hypocrisy: Saudi Arabia's New Driving Laws

Saudi Arabian women can drive now, but where to?
Mahmood Fazal

The Illegal Big Cats of Instagram

VICE investigates the Middle East's flourishing trade in animal trafficking and how it impacts the depleting wildcat populations of Central and East Africa.
VICE Staff

Still at War and Almost Forgotten: What Life Is Like in Afghanistan

"The optimism of 2013 has gone."
Maddison Connaughton

Does Trump Have America on a Path to War with Iran?

The Trump administration hates the Iran nuclear deal – and it looks increasingly like, one way or the other, the Obama-era detente may be toast. Conflict could follow.
Mike Pearl