US State Department

Russian election

Now Russia says the U.S. is meddling in their election

Russia says a U.S. State Department statement represents direct interference in the upcoming presidential election.
Greg Walters
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The US Is Done Talking to Russia About the Syria Conflict

Russian involvement in renewed bloodshed in the rebel-held city of Aleppo seems to be behind the shutdown of dialogue.
VICE Staff

The VICE Morning Bulletin

The State Department announced it will release all of Clinton's emails, Australia will close its offshore Manus Island detention center, Lady Gaga will star in Bradley Cooper's 'A Star Is Born' remake, and more.
VICE Staff
middle east

The US State Department's Syria Hotline Staff May Not Speak Arabic — or Answer the Phone

VICE News spent a day calling up the the State Department's Syria hotline, set up to help document reports of violence in the country. Most of the time, nobody picked up.
Avi Asher-Schapiro

Tour Guide Suspects Hotel Incident Caused North Korea to Detain US College Student

North Korea has said the 21-year-old University of Virginia student "was caught committing a hostile act against the state."
Reuters and VICE News
war and conflict

How an American Family Ended Up Starving in the Besieged Syrian Town of Madaya

At least five US citizens, including three American-born children, are struggling to survive a Hezbollah-imposed siege that has left Madaya sorely lacking in food and medicine — and with no means of escape.
Avi Asher-Schapiro
middle east

Search Parties Sent Out to Look for Three US Citizens Missing in Baghdad

US officials say they're working with Iraqi security forces to track down "several" Americans that have gone missing in Iraq.

State Department Falls Behind Schedule With Latest Release of Hillary Clinton Emails

The State Department released another trove of documents yesterday, but fell short of a goal set by a federal judge in response to a FOIA lawsuit by VICE News reporter Jason Leopold.
Olivia Becker
asia & pacific

Vietnam Deported Nine North Koreans to China — and Now They’re Probably Screwed

If North Korean refugees traveling through China can make it across the border to Southeast Asia, freedom — in the form of political asylum and a ticket to South Korea — is typically the outcome. This case was not typical.
Keegan Hamilton
middle east

Israeli Woman Stabbed to Death and Three Palestinians Killed in West Bank

An eight-week-old wave of bloodshed showed no signs of dying down after a series of incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Sunday.
Reuters and VICE News
middle east

Iran Says 'Washington Post' Reporter Jason Rezaian Has Been Sentenced to Prison — But Won’t Say Anything Else

Iranian prosecutors have accused the paper's Tehran bureau chief of "collaborating with hostile governments" and disseminating "propaganda against the establishment."
Reuters and VICE News
free rasool

US State Department Urges Turkey to 'Uphold Democratic Values' in Case of Jailed VICE News Journalist

The State Department stressed the need for 'due process, freedom of expression, and access to media and information' regarding Mohammed Ismael Rasool, jailed since August 27.