Vibrant Photos That Show What the Middle East Is Really Like

Photographer Ali Al-Shehabi is trying to counter stereotypes of the Arab world.


A Canadian Company Is Blocking LGBTQ Content for Censorious Regimes

Netsweeper is blocking content in 30 countries, according to a new report from Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab.


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Attorneys general to sue President Trump over foreign payments, Puerto Rico opts for US statehood in disputed (non-binding) vote, Russian opposition leader detained ahead of Moscow rally, and more.


The VICE Morning Bulletin

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly bombing at Ariana Grande concert, Trump reportedly asked top intel officials to deny Russia links, three new lawsuits launched against FOX News, and more.


The Canadian Government Has Funded a Notorious Censorship Company for a Decade

Netsweeper may be building a 'Great Firewall' in Bahrain.


Brawl Erupts Between US and Bahrain U-19 Squads

It's not always the best idea to kick the ball directly into an opponent's face.


An Internet Censorship Company Tried to Sue the Researchers Who Exposed Them

The researchers say this won’t be the last time.


Bahrain's Government Is Trying to Shut Down Its Main Opposition Group

A Bahraini court ordered the suspension of the country's main opposition group al-Wefaq on Tuesday in what appeared to be an escalating campaign against dissent in the Western-allied Gulf Arab kingdom.


The UN's Drug Meeting in Vienna: Russian Trolling, Jackie Chan, and Lots of Propaganda

The countries with the world's deadliest drug laws have been on full display — literally — this week during the UN's annual narcotics meeting.


Bahrain Detains Activist and Her Baby Son in Ongoing 'Cat-and-Mouse' Crackdown

VICE News spoke to the sister of Bahraini human rights activist Zainab Al-Khawaja shortly after her arrest. Khawaja was taken from her home with her infant son.


The US Journalists Held in Bahrain Have Been Released

A lawyer for the four American journalists detained in Bahrain said on Tuesday that they were on their way to the airport to leave the country.