The Islamic State, more commonly known as ISIS, is an Islamic fundamentalist militant group that controls territory in both Iraq and Syria, and has affiliates in other parts of the world, including North Africa and South Asia. The group, which calls itself Daesh, has been accused of human rights abuses, war crimes, and has taken responsibility for attacks around the globe.

Iraqis troll ISIS in a glorious Kurdish song-and-dance number
This took some serious guts—and rhythm.
James Foley family to GOP: Stop playing politics with our son’s ISIS execution
"I think it's deplorable and I think there should be an apology,"
8 better names for U.S. war against ISIS than ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’
Do we have to do all the work for you, U.S. government?
Google, Facebook, Twitter to help E.U. deal with ISIS threat online
ISIS's Internet presence has EU officials dashing for a counterstrike.
The future of Mars exploration is you
Democratizing the space race is crucial to the future of our planet.
‘Daily Show’ ignites fury among One Directioners for offhand terrorist joke
A terrorist joke about a Muslim celebrity sounds like something Jon Stewart would criticize, not something he’d condone on his own show.
Fox News host calls ISIS-fighting female pilot ‘boobs on the ground’
"After she bombed it, she couldn’t park it."
What you need to know about AUMF, the 2001 law justifying bombings against ISIS
This law has helped define the past 13 years.
Islamic State has captured British journalist John Cantlie, video confirms
Cantlie is known to have previously been beaten and tortured by Islamic State.
Women named Isis fight media’s use of ‘ISIS’
An ancient moniker takes on sinister new meanings.
Online campaign urges news media to stop showing ISIS videos
Remember: The goal of terrorists is to make people scared. 
Former NSA director Michael Hayden says air strikes are just like ‘casual sex’
Did we mention he's also the former head of the NSA?
As Obama plans airstrikes, Muslims combat ISIS with comedy
Sometimes laughter is the best defense.