arab world

The Power and Privilege Issue

How Jordan’s First LGBTQ Online Magazine Began

After being outed and bullied for being gay, Khalid Abdel-Hadi decided to change the conversation about LGBTQ people in the Arab world.
Jawanna Sawalha
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

Why Iran's First Contemporary Arab Art Exhibit Was Important

A bizarre void in a dynamic Iranian art scene was filled this spring.
Dorian Geiger

The Anti-War Congressman Who Wants Muslim Countries to Deal With the Islamic State

Should America really be trying to fix Iraq again?
Matt Taylor

Surprisingly Only 50 People Died During This Weekend's Elections in Afghanistan

With 50 people killed in Taliban attacks, the final round of Afghanistan's presidential elections passed more quietly than expected.
VICE Staff

Ladies Wore Bikinis, Not Burkas, in La Goulette

The stories old-timers tell about the Tunisia suburb run counter to the way the West views the Arab World. It was a place where three religions and five languages intermixed, Jews and Muslims partied together, and young ladies flaunted their beach...
Sam Kimball

Students Are Still Dying in Egypt

After the country’s bloodiest summer, the trail of bodies is reinforcing one of the mainstays of the Mubarak era: unexplained deaths, denials by authorities.
Tom Rollins
The Bedouin News

The Bedouin News – A Rise from the Saudi People Means a Rise in the Cost of, Well, Everything

The Arab Spring is heating up in Saudi Arabia, and that might make everything in the entire world much, much more expensive.
Angelina Fanous
The Catholic Guilt Issue

Hell On Earth

Situated at the southernmost tip of the Middle East, just across the Gulf of Aden from Somalia, Yemen is the region's poorest country, and one of the more heavily armed Arab nations.
Bruno Bayley, Photos: Paul Stephens