Sunni

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
VICE News

Fighting the Islamic State with Iraq’s Golden Division: The Road to Fallujah

VICE News embedded with Iraq’s Golden Division Special Forces as they launched an offensive against the Islamic State in the Western province of Anbar.
VICE News
6.13.16
ISIS

How ISIS Is Using Food to Recruit New Fighters

Not only are entrapped families subsisting on a diet of stale dates, but ISIL militants are actively attempting to recruit new members with the enticement of the basic sustenance of life: food.
Alex Swerdloff
6.7.16
Islamic State

The Road To Fallujah (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News embedded with Iraq’s Golden Division Special Forces as they launched an offensive against the Islamic State in the Western province of Anbar.
VICE News
6.2.16
war and conflict

Islamic State Behind Three Bombings That Killed 60 Near Syria's Holiest Shiite Shrine

A car bomb and two suicide bombers targeted an area of Damascus where Hezbollah and other Shiite militias from Iraq and Iran have a strong presence.
Reuters and VICE News
1.31.16
middle east

9 Americans Said to Be Among 33 Terrorism Suspects Detained in Saudi Arabia

A Saudi news outlet said the Americans were picked up along with suspects from eight other countries on terrorism charges over the past week.
Reuters News Agency
1.31.16
Opinion and Analysis

Why the Fight Between Iran and Saudi Arabia Isn't About Religion

Though the spark was the execution of a prominent Shiite cleric in the Sunni Kingdom, it's really domestic politics, regional insecurity, falling oil prices, and other factors that are driving the confrontation.
Reza Marashi
1.8.16
defense & security

The Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Just Toured an Underground Bunker Filled With Missiles

The video is the latest sign that, despite the signing of a landmark nuclear deal between Iran and world powers last summer, the conventional arms race in the Middle East is continuing at pace.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
1.5.16
middle east

Angry Protesters Ransack and Torch Saudi Embassy in Iran After Mass Execution

Saudi Arabia’s execution of prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and 46 others triggered unrest across the Middle East on Saturday.
VICE News
1.2.16
middle east

The Islamic State Lashes Out With Suicide Bombings After Losing Territory in Iraq

Two deadly attacks targeted Iraq's ruling Shiite majority, and killed 26 people in two separate explosions in Baghdad.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
11.13.15
war and conflict

Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Parading Caged Prisoners Through the Streets

The prisoners — said to be members of President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite religious group — are reportedly being held as a tactic to prevent regime airstrikes.
VICE News
11.1.15
middle east

A Pardon From Saudi Arabia's King Might be the Last Hope for a Shiite Cleric Facing a Death Sentence

Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr's family says he is at risk of imminent execution after the country's supreme court upheld a 2014 death sentence against the scholar and human rights activist.
Reuters and VICE News
10.25.15
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