The Tenacity of Chef Reem Assil
The Palestinian- and Syrian-American chef opens up about the intense racist backlash she faced when her Oakland bakery opened.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
CIA boss urges Trump to keep Iran nuclear deal, Trump picks Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary, Colombia Senate approves revised FARC peace deal, and more.
MIA Has Scores to Settle
"I'm sick of being told to shut up and just talk about my own experience."
How Syrian Refugee Moms Are Becoming Food Entrepreneurs in Toronto
At Newcomer Kitchen, a project of Toronto restaurant The Depanneur, refugee women make traditional Syrian food—the kind of food they grew up on, the kind of food they serve their families, the kind of food that can't be found anywhere else.
Meet the Falafel King of the Idomeni Refugee Camp
At the Idomeni refugee camp on the border of Greece and Macedonia, you’ll find Syrian chef Tamer: frying chicken, mixing yogurt-tahini sauce, and barking orders to his eager cohort of line cooks.
This Syrian Filmmaking Collective Shows the Banality of Life in War
The anonymous collective Abounaddara spotlights individual Syrians and how they are coping—or not coping—with the devastating humanitarian crisis.
Turkey's Border War
VICE News met with a smuggler who risks his life moving people across the Syrian border.
A Reddit Thread Claims a Hookah Lounge in Los Angeles Banned Jews
Users on Reddit and Yelp claimed that a hookah lounge in the middle of an LA neighborhood filled with Persian Jews was a den of bigotry. The internet lies.
A Visit to the Turkish Clinic Where Students Are Fitting Syrians with New Legs
With the Syrian Civil War still in a deadlock, and the regime’s continuing campaign of indiscriminate mass bombings, more patients will find their way to al Masri's clinic. After their visits, many will return to the front lines a few days later.
Jimmy Thomson and Emma Jarratt