The Middle East

1.11.19

Deafened by the War on ISIS

Thousands of Iraqis, collateral victims of the war on the terrorist group, have found themselves left with war deafness that goes untreated.

12.12.17

I Made Beats for Saddam Hussein

In 2003, Nasrat Al-Bader was conscripted by the Iraqi dictator to compose war hymns. Following a series of frenzied events, he later emerged as the country’s most influential rapper-producer.

3.20.17

The City of Dust

Ahvaz is choking, and the Iranian government won't let researchers figure out why.

9.30.16

The Saudi Women Fighting Their Country's Sexist 'Guardian' System

Under Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, women are required to have a man sign off on their decisions to travel, work, and even get some medical procedures. We spoke to an activist trying to change that.

4.25.16

Middle Eastern Promise: Why Dubai Is a Perfect Setting for Grand Theft Auto

The UAE's biggest city could be just the exotic injection of inspiration the GTA series needs to avoid falling into repetition.

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4.25.16

Why Dubai Is a Perfect Setting for Grand Theft Auto

The UAE's biggest city could be just the exotic injection of inspiration the GTA series needs to avoid falling into repetition.

11.30.15

Does America Deserve Malala?

There were many men with guns before one shot Malala.

11.27.15

In the Trenches With Al Nusra (Excerpt from 'Inside the Battle: Al Nusra-Al Qaeda in Syria')

In this excerpt, VICE News filmmaker Medyan Dairieh follows al Nusra fighters as they launch assaults on the Abu al-Duhur airport, while dodging sniper fire, mines, and President Assad's warplanes.

11.11.15

Inside the Battle: Al Nusra-Al Qaeda in Syria

VICE News secures exclusive access to the front lines of the battle for Abu al-Duhur airport in Syria, and interviews the highest-ranking members of al Nusra, who speak on camera unmasked for the first time.

11.6.15

Embedded in Northern Afghanistan: The Resurgence of the Taliban

VICE News filmmaker Nagieb Khaja gained exclusive access to the Taliban, and spoke to fighters that briefly took control of Kunduz — the first major city to fall to the group since it was ousted from power in 2001.

10.7.15

Life After Guantanamo: Exiled in Kazakhstan (Trailer)

Coming Soon: VICE News travels to Kazakhstan to investigate the freedom of a chronically-ill former Guantanamo Bay detainee, and the conditions of his medical treatment post-GTMO.

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