September 17, 2014

Obama Rules Out Another Ground War In Iraq

President Obama reiterated that he will not commit U.S. troops to fight another ground war in Iraq, adding that U.S. airstrikes, combined with expertise, would be more effective in defeating the group that calls itself the Islamic State.


September 16, 2014

Chancellor Regrets Uproar Over Prof. Salaita

University of Illinois Urbana Phyllis Wise told a committee of faculty leaders Monday that she regretted the uproar caused by the decision not hire a professor whose Twitter messages were considered by some to be anti-Semitic.


September 16, 2014

Discussing Arming Syria Rebels

The U.S. House could vote as early as Wednesday on whether to authorize arming and training moderate Syrian rebels in a mission to destroy the Islamic State militant group.


French President Francois Hollande (R), and Iraq President Fouad Massoum at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Paris.
(David Silpa/UPI/Landov)
September 15, 2014

Leaders Meet In Paris To Forge Fight Against Islamic State Militants

World leaders and diplomats from more than 20 countries have gathered in Paris to discuss strategies for defeating the Islamic State insurgency, with France's president urging that there's "no time to lose" and Iraq's new president insisting that extremists must be pursued to their sanctuaries in neighboring Syria.


A flag of the Islamic State is seen on the other side of a barge in Iraq.
(JM Lopez/AFP/Getty Images)
September 12, 2014

ISIS, ISIL Or Islamic State: What’s In A Name?

The Obama administration favors the term ISIL. Many Western news outlets have switched to calling the group "the Islamic State." And in general, ISIS might be the most ubiquitous acronym.  All three terms refer to the terrorist group that rose to prominence this summer.


A woman grieves at her husband's memorial at the South Tower Memorial Pool on the 13th anniversary of September 11.
(AP Photo/The New York Times, Chang W. Lee, Pool)
September 11, 2014

9/11 Remembered, Amid New Anti-Terror Fight

The shadow of a renewed terror threat has been hanging over today's observances of the 13th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.


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