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.


September 10, 2014

President Sending More Troops To Combat Islamic State

President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities.


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