Afghan Men Wear Burqas to Rally for Women’s Rights : VICE News Capsule, March 6

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Afghan men don burqas to march in support of women rights, the Kyrgyz government is worried about the recruitment of citizens to Islamic militant groups, Colombian generals meet FARC rebel commanders at Havana peace talks for the first time, and elephants will not be showcased in a popular American circus come 2018.

AFGHANISTAN
Men Dressed in Burqas Rally for Women’s Rights
The protest was held to bring awareness to gender-based violence in the country ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8.

KYRGYZSTAN
Recruitment of Islamic Militants on the Rise​
The government estimates that around 500 residents of one city have joined groups such as the Islamic State or al Qaeda’s Syria affiliate the Nusra Front.

CUBA
Colombian Generals Join Peace Talks With FARC Rebels
It’s the first time high-ranking Colombian military officers have sat down with some of their rivals on the battlefield.

U.S.A.
Circus Elephants to be Phased Out By 2018​
​Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey is dropping one of the show’s most notable acts due to growing concerns over the treatment of their Asian elephant​s.

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A Syrian Fighter in an Israeli Hospital (Excerpt from ‘The War Next Door’)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In this excerpt, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the Ziv Medical Center in Safed, Israel, which is unique for its proximity to the international borders with Lebanon and Syria, and for treating victims of hostilities and soldiers injured on both sides of the border.

Watch the full length “The War Next Door” – http://bit.ly/14dmPqf

Watch the extra scene “Bird-Watching in a War Zone” – http://bit.ly/1A0haMN

Read “The Explosive End of Israel’s ‘Quietest Border'” – http://bit.ly/1xcm7DB

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Bird-Watching in a War Zone (Extra Scene from ‘The War Next Door’)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In this extra scene, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky encounters a group of bird-watchers at Mount Hermon — Israel’s highest point, overlooking the border between Lebanon and Syria. The highly-secured military location houses a nature preserve that’s a major destination for bird-watchers from around the world, seemingly unfazed by the conflict occurring nearby.

Watch the full length “The War Next Door” – http://bit.ly/14dmPqf

Read “The Explosive End of Israel’s ‘Quietest Border'” – http://bit.ly/1xcm7DB

Read “Islamic State Fighters Capture Jordanian Pilot After Downing Coalition Warplane in Syria” – http://bit.ly/1B5Fn6g

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Islamist Militants on Israel’s Doorstep: The War Next Door (Full Length)

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In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

VICE News travels to Israel’s “quiet border” in the Golan Heights, where members of al Nusra Front are now a visible threat.

Read “The Explosive End of Israel’s ‘Quietest Border'” – http://bit.ly/1xcm7DB

Read “Islamic State Fighters Capture Jordanian Pilot After Downing Coalition Warplane in Syria” – http://bit.ly/1B5Fn6g

Read “The Syrian Regime Will Now Allow Desperately Needed Aid Into Rebel-Held Regions” – http://bit.ly/1t7ejoq

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Watch “A Fugitive and his Family: Escape to the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1rNVpwy

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Bedouin Trackers on the Border: The War Next Door (Part 5)

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In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In the final part of our series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky gets a perspective on the looming threat of the al Nusra Front from a special unit of the IDF — Bedouin trackers who specialize in protecting the border.

Watch Part 1 – http://bit.ly/1AuJhp5
Watch Part 2 – http://bit.ly/1C3kXyE
Watch Part 3 – http://bit.ly/1AyAVyR
Watch Part 4 – http://bit.ly/1t1IT2Q

Read “The Syrian Regime Will Now Allow Desperately Needed Aid Into Rebel-Held Regions” – http://bit.ly/1t7ejoq

Read “Video Shows Israeli Drone Reportedly Downed in Syria” – http://bit.ly/1xEpRAv

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Watch “A Fugitive and his Family: Escape to the Islamic State” – http://bit.ly/1rNVpwy

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Villagers Caught Between Conflicts: The War Next Door (Part 4)

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In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In part four of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky meets the group caught in the middle of the conflict across the border — the Druze of the Majdal Shams village.

Watch Part 1 – http://bit.ly/1AuJhp5
Watch Part 2 – http://bit.ly/1C3kXyE
Watch Part 3 – http://bit.ly/1AyAVyR
Watch Part 5 – http://bit.ly/1zueRXd

Read “Video Shows Israeli Drone Reportedly Downed in Syria” – http://bit.ly/1xEpRAv

Read “Why Saudi Arabia is Picking Up Lebanon’s $3 Billion Weapons Tab” – http://bit.ly/13IJwmj

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – http://bit.ly/1IK7sWh

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War Tourism in the Golan Heights: The War Next Door (Part 3)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In part three of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the top tourist destination in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. Up here, tourists and UN observers stand side by side as they enjoy the great vantage of volcanic hills, sprawling vineyards, and Syria’s civil war.

Watch Part 1 – http://bit.ly/1AuJhp5
Watch Part 2 – http://bit.ly/1C3kXyE
Watch Part 4 – http://bit.ly/1t1IT2Q
Watch Part 5 – http://bit.ly/1zueRXd

Read “Why Saudi Arabia is Picking Up Lebanon’s $3 Billion Weapons Tab” – http://bit.ly/13IJwmj

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – http://bit.ly/1IK7sWh

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The Israeli Hospital Admitting Syrian Fighters: The War Next Door (Part 2)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In part two of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky visits the Ziv Medical Center, a hospital that is unique for its proximity to the international borders with Lebanon and Syria, and for treating victims of hostilities and soldiers injured on both sides of the border.

Watch Part 1 – http://bit.ly/1AuJhp5
Watch Part 3 – http://bit.ly/1AyAVyR
Watch Part 4 – http://bit.ly/1t1IT2Q
Watch Part 5 – http://bit.ly/1zueRXd

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – http://bit.ly/1IK7sWh

Watch “The Islamic State Vs. Lebanon” – http://bit.ly/1IK7tJU

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Syrian Fighters Rescued by the IDF: The War Next Door (Part 1)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In part one of a five-part series, VICE News correspondent Simon Ostrovsky gets exclusive access to an IDF special operation, highlighting an unusual relationship they have with their Syrian enemies across the border.

Watch Part 2 – http://bit.ly/1C3kXyE
Watch Part 3 – http://bit.ly/1AyAVyR
Watch Part 4 – http://bit.ly/1t1IT2Q
Watch Part 5 – http://bit.ly/1zueRXd

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – http://bit.ly/1IK7sWh

Watch “The Islamic State Vs. Lebanon” – http://bit.ly/1IK7tJU

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Islamist Militants on Israel’s Doorstep: The War Next Door (Trailer)

In August, al Nusra Front jihadists took control of Syria’s side of the border crossing with Israel and kidnapped over 40 United Nations peacekeepers — who have since been released.

But al Nusra Front, an al Qaeda-affiliate, isn’t Israel’s only threat from Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s military, in a possible effort to bait Israel into its civil war to shore up Arab sympathies, has been lobbing mortars across the border. Just a few weeks ago, the Israeli military shot down a Syrian plane flying over the Golan Heights — the first time it has done so since the 1980s.

In our upcoming series, VICE News travels to Israel’s “quiet border” in the Golan Heights, where members of al Nusra Front are now a visible threat.

Read “New Evidence Suggests Israel Is Helping Syrian Rebels in the Golan Heights” – http://bit.ly/1BroztZ

Read “Syria and Iran Condemn Israeli Airstrikes Near Damascus” – http://bit.ly/1IK7sWh

Watch “The Islamic State Vs. Lebanon” – http://bit.ly/1IK7tJU

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