I Made Beats for Saddam Hussein

In 2003, Nasrat Al-Bader was conscripted by the Iraqi dictator to compose war hymns. Following a series of frenzied events, he later emerged as the country’s most influential rapper-producer.


What It’s Like to Be a Refugee With an MD

Alithawi is currently a real estate agent and her husband works as a clinical assistant.


Photos capture gleeful Kurds voting for their independence

Crowds gathered by the thousands and celebratory gunfire rang out in the city center on Monday evening as polls closed in the controversial Kurdish independence referendum.  


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Trump enjoys "killer graphics" in daily briefing, GOP lawmaker reports protesters to ICE, at least 20 killed in Baghdad car bomb attacks, and more.


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Hawaii judge extends block on Trump's travel ban, truck bomb kills 15 in Baghdad, North Carolina moves to repeal bathroom bill, and more.


Inside an illegal speakeasy in Baghdad

In October Iraqi parliament banned all production, importation and sales of alcohol. Fines for violating the law can be as much as $21,00 dollars but that is not the only repercussion to be feared. Many illegal liquor stores have encountered...


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Trump claims he was holding back during the debate, former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93, Elon Musk announces his a plan to colonize Mars, and more.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida, some of Trump's leading Hispanic advisors have quit in the wake of his anti-immigration speech, the Clinton campaign beats fundraising record, and more.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

Michael Phelps wins his 21st gold medal in Rio, newly released emails revive questions about the Clinton Foundation's relationship to the State Department, Trump denies his gun rights remark was a veiled threat, and more.