UAE

Photography

Vibrant Photos That Show What the Middle East Is Really Like

Photographer Ali Al-Shehabi is trying to counter stereotypes of the Arab world.
Zineb Houssine
1.18.19
Broadly

Saudi Arabia Just Executed A Maid For Murdering Her Employer 'In Self-Defense'

Human rights groups say that Indonesian domestic worker Tuti Tursilawati was trying to protect herself from sexual assault.
Sirin Kale
11.1.18
State of Surveillance

Cyber Sleuths Find Traces of Infamous iPhone and Android Spyware ‘Pegasus’ in 45 Countries

A new report by digital human rights researchers reveals that the infamous spyware Pegasus, made by NSO Group, has traces in 45 countries around the world, including the United States.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.18.18
Censorship

A Canadian Company Is Blocking LGBTQ Content for Censorious Regimes

Netsweeper is blocking content in 30 countries, according to a new report from Toronto-based research group Citizen Lab.
Jordan Pearson
4.25.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Foreign powers discussed how to manipulate Jared Kushner, ICE detains more than 150 immigrants in California sweep, UN says North Korea helped Syria with chemical weapons, and more.
VICE Staff
2.28.18
VICELAND

Watch Eddie Huang Ride a Camel into the Desert

The VICELAND host flies to the heart of the UAE for a taste of the region's ancient culture and a look at how new residents are diversifying the city.
VICE Staff
8.30.17
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

GOP healthcare bill is dead (for now), fiancé of Australian killed by police demands answers, billions in student loan debt could be erased, and more.
VICE Staff
7.18.17
The VICE Morning

The VICE Morning Bulletin

At least nine killed after Arizona flash flood, Iran sentences Princeton student to ten years, Secret Service denies approving Trump Jr. meeting with Russian, and more.
VICE Staff
7.17.17
Silicon Valley

Facebook Celebrates Pride, Except Where Homosexuality Is Illegal

If Facebook’s goal is to make the world more open and connected, it could start by treating queer communities with equality.
Jillian York
6.20.17
Internet Insecurity

A TV Hack Appears to Have Sparked the Middle East's Diplomatic Crisis

Alleged hackers broke into a TV station to broadcast and tweet fake news, provoking a huge diplomatic incident.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.5.17
Dystopia Now

Dubai Wants to Use Data to Become the 'Happiest City on Earth'

Dr. Aisha Butti Bin Bishr, director of Smart Dubai, tells us about the city's efforts to harvest customer data to improve government services. But who defines what happiness is?
Grennan Milliken
5.27.17
Op-Ed

The Guy Who Saved Your iPhone From Hackers Is Stuck in a UAE Jail

'Million dollar dissident' Ahmed Mansoor’s actions protected millions of iPhone users from sophisticated spyware. If you care about your privacy and security, you should be fighting for his release.
Tanya O'Carroll
5.12.17
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