The Middle East

The Middle East

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.
Sebastian Castelier
Azhar Al-Rubaie
1.11.19
PROFILES

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.
Quentin Müller
12.12.17
Choking Hazard

The City of Dust

Ahvaz is choking, and the Iranian government won't let researchers figure out why.
Pedestrian K.
3.20.17
women's rights

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.
Leila Ettachfini
9.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The House Just Passed a Bill That Would Let 9/11 Victims Sue Saudi Arabia

Obama has threatened a veto.
Mike Pearl
9.9.16
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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.
Chris Creegan
4.25.16
Gaming

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.
Chris Creegan
4.25.16
Film

Does America Deserve Malala?

There were many men with guns before one shot Malala.
Ayesha Siddiqi
11.30.15
Stuff

Staging Shakespeare's Tragedies in Tehran: An Interview with Iranian Director Mohammad Aghebati

"Before calling myself a political artist, I have to honor my obligation as a human."
Jessica Rizzo
6.7.15
News

Water Scarcity Is Helping Radicalize the Middle East

Militant and extremist groups exploit the region's escalating water shortage to gain power, loyalty, and legitimacy.
Alyssa Martino
4.25.15
News

We Asked a Military Expert What Would Happen if the US Stopped Giving Money to Israel

Despite growing tensions with Prime Minister Netanyahu, the Obama administration requested more than $3.1 billion in military aid for Israel this year. But what would happen if that were all gone?
Mike Pearl
3.6.15
Film

Is Jane Fonda Right About 'American Sniper'?

Critics of <i>American Sniper</i> have presupposed the American public is too stupid to appreciate the film's nuances.
Mayukh Sen
2.4.15
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