middle east

Culture

'Girls of the Sun' Is an Homage to Kurdish Women Fighters

Eva Husson's new film attempts to depict the harrowing mission of real-life Kurdish women held captive by ISIS, escaped, and fought to free their loved ones.
Nadja Sayej
4.19.19
Photography

Vibrant Photos That Show What the Middle East Is Really Like

Photographer Ali Al-Shehabi is trying to counter stereotypes of the Arab world.
Zineb Houssine
1.18.19
Music

Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future

Makimakkuk a.k.a. Majdal Nijim makes emotive and uplifting music about the realities of life in the West Bank under Israeli occupation.
Sirin Kale
11.16.18
Photos

Stop Stereotyping Arab Women With Your Halloween Costumes

Photographer Yumna Al-Arashi wants you to trash your sexy Jasmine costume and dress up as her heroes instead.
Yumna Al-Arashi
Zing Tsjeng
10.31.18
israel

Mass Killings Won't Change America's Relationship with Israel

Dozens of civilians are dead and thousands more injured in the latest outburst of insane violence in Gaza. Yet the US debate seems frozen.
Matt Taylor
5.16.18
activism

Ahed Tamimi Is the Young, Defiant Voice of a Palestinian Generation

Amnesty International called her the "Rosa Parks of Palestine" after her arrest at the age of 16. But resisting Israeli military occupation comes at a cost.
Sabrina Faramarzi
5.9.18
jobs

Domestic Workers Are Using WhatsApp to Organize and Escape Abuse

The hugely popular messaging service provides an unlikely lifeline for migrant women working as live-in maids and nannies.
Laura Secorun
5.4.18
history

The World's First Author Was a Chill Priestess to an Even Chiller Goddess

Meet Enheduanna, the Mesopotamian princess and religious leader whose poetry celebrated a celestial goddess who could smash mountains and change people's gender.
Dee Cunning
5.3.18
Syria

Seven Years of Syria

VICE traveled to the Syria-Lebanon border to meet teen refugees whose youth has been destroyed by war.
Maddison Connaughton
4.12.18
Inside Outsider

What It's Like to Be a Freelance War Photographer

Australia's Luke Cody explains how he manages fear in some of the world's most intense conflict zones.
Mahmood Fazal
3.30.18
war

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.
Matt Taylor
2.13.18
woman seeing woman

Inside the Private Spaces Women Can Call Their Own

Rania Matar's photos of teen girls in their bedrooms celebrate similarities between America and the Middle East.
Elyssa Goodman
1.31.18
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