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.
The US Military’s Drone-Killing Planes Are Hunting ISIS’s Weaponized Quadcopters
In October, American forces in the Middle East had at least two aircraft capable of jamming radio signals used by insurgents to trigger bombs on the ground.
The Starving Syrian Town of Madaya Is Finally Getting Food Aid
Madaya, 25 kilometers northwest of Damascus and 11 kilometers from the Lebanese border, has been besieged by Syrian forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah since July. Cut off from access to food, some residents in...
Is Beirut's Garbage Crisis Weakening Hezbollah?
We talked to members of the militant group and protesters on the street about what's going on in Lebanon.
My Dad's Long, Frustrating Battle with the US Government to Learn About His Own Kidnapping
My dad was a journalist when he was kidnapped by Islamic militants in Beirut in 1985, three months before I was born. But it's American laws that have made figuring out what happened a nightmare.
Water Scarcity Is Helping Radicalize the Middle East
Militant and extremist groups exploit the region's escalating water shortage to gain power, loyalty, and legitimacy.
What Hezbollah Fighters Think About the Iran Nuclear Deal
In Hezbollah's homeland of Lebanon, the preliminary agreement between the US and Iran to scale back the Islamic Republic's nuclear enrichment program is being celebrated as a resounding victory.
We Asked Two Military Experts What Would Happen if Iran Had Nuclear Weapons
Would Iran be a temperamental loose cannon like North Korea? Would they immediately push the Big Red Button and blow up Tel Aviv? What is everyone so afraid of?
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Actually Played Out On The Pitch
Police were concerned about this game between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin because of fighting ultras. While the fans seemed to behave themselves, the players did not.
The Islamic State Versus Lebanon
VICE News traveled to Lebanon to explore the battle being waged by one of the world's fiercest militant groups against one of the Middle East's smallest and most fragile nations.
We Talked to a Former CIA Spook About Political Murder
After ruffling some feathers at the CIA, Robert Baer resigned from the agency in 1997. We spoke to him about his new book, <i>The Perfect Kill</i>, which chronicles the art of political murder.
We Asked Pro Israeli and Palestinian Protesters how the Gaza Crisis will End
Israel has been bombing Palestinian cities in Gaza since July 8. Blame aside, when will it end?
Nicol Mouton and Julian Morgans