syrian war


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.


How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.


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."


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.


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.


Meet the Beekeeper Who Fled War-Torn Syria and Is Now Making Urban Honey in Copenhagen

"When I’m with the bees, I forget the war."


How an American 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.


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

The diary of a refugee volunteer on Lesvos as worsening weather makes the journey to Europe more perilous.


The Struggle of Female-Led Syrian Refugee Households

A story from the Domiz Refugee Camp in Iraq.


From the 2014 VICE Photo Issue: If It’s in Your Nature You’ll Never Win

Scenes from the Syrian soap opera 'Under the Homeland’s Sky'.