The world wants to wash its hands of the people who have escaped the Islamic State.
The Kurds have asserted de-facto control of a large swath of northern Syria amid the civil war — now they are poised to formally declare their own federal system.
President Obama wants Turkey to seal its border with the Islamic State, but completely sealing a border is difficult and shutting down smuggling networks is going to be even harder.
The Turkish Air Force just shot down a Russian fighter jet. Syria is such a big mess that, its a wonder this hasn't happened sooner; now there's no telling what comes next.
We spoke with young Frenchman fighting for Kurdish YPG forces in northern Syria about the Paris attacks, Westerners on the battlefield, and the current offensive against the Islamic State.
Hanna Bohman, a.k.a. Tiger Sun, returned to the war recently, saying she couldn't imagine returning to her real job.
A bulwark against the Islamic State, the Kurds are seizing the moment to seek support for their cause. VICE News met Sinam Mohamad, co-leader of the coalition governing Syrian Kurdistan, on a visit to the US.
The demonstrators were furious that the international community has so far seemed unconcerned with the fate of their people.
It’s really a neighborhood watch, albeit with arrest powers and automatic weapons. Its members patrol towns and cities where people—mostly Kurds, but also Christians and Sunni Arabs—are locked in a brutal struggle against Islamist militants.