Mariana "Lali" Espósito (born 10 October 1991), who records mononymously as Lali, is an Argentine actress, singer, dancer, model, and songwriter. Espósito began her career as an actress and singer in 2003 when she joined the cast of the children's telenovela Rincón de Luz, created by producer Cris Morena.
Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television producer, author, politician, and the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.
Access Media Television (AMGTV) is an American family-oriented television network featuring television programming consisting of drama, sports, movies, entertainment, how-to, hunting and fishing, children's shows, and other features. The network is owned by the American company, Access Media Group (a company not related to the Canadian company of the same name).
Proyecto 40 is a television network operated by TV Azteca in Mexico. Programming generally consists of news, informational and entertainment shows. XHTVM is the flagship station of the network.
William Scott "Bill" Goldberg (born December 27, 1966) is an semi-retired American professional wrestler, actor, former professional football player, and former mixed martial arts color commentator, currently performing in WWE on the Raw Brand. He is perhaps best known for his time in World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Melania Trump (born Melanija Knavs; April 26, 1970; Germanized to Melania Knauss) is a former model and the wife of American businessman and 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump. Born in Yugoslavia in the Socialist Republic of Slovenia (today the independent country of Slovenia), she became a permanent resident of the United States in 2001 and a citizen in 2006.
xHamster is a pornographic media and social networking site headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus. xHamster serves user-submitted pornographic videos, webcam models, pornographic photographs, and erotic literature, and incorporates social networking features. xHamster was founded in 2007.
William Hall "Billy" Bush (born October 13, 1971) is an American radio and television host, and a member of the Bush family that includes two former U.S. presidents and other nationally known political figures spanning several generations. After first appearing as a correspondent on Access Hollywood from 2001 to 2004, Bush became a primary anchor of the program in 2004.
King of Kings was a 62-foot (19 m)-tall statue of Jesus on the east side of Interstate 75 at the Solid Rock Church, a 4000+ member Christian megachurch near Monroe, Ohio, in the United States. It was destroyed by a lightning strike and subsequent fire on June 15, 2010.
Circular motion can occur in two possible directions. A clockwise (typically abbreviated as CW) motion is one that proceeds in the same direction as a clock's hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back up to the top. The opposite sense of rotation or revolution is (in Commonwealth English) anticlockwise (ACW), or (in North American English) counterclockwise (CCW).
Westworld is an American science fiction thriller television series created by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy for HBO. It is based on the 1973 film of the same name, which was written and directed by American novelist Michael Crichton. Nolan serves as executive producer along with Joy, J. J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk, with Nolan directing the pilot.
Amber Rose (born Amber Levonchuck; October 21, 1983), is an American model, actress, and fashion designer.
Tron (stylized as TRON) is a 1982 American science fiction action-adventure film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird and produced by Walt Disney Productions.
This is a chronology of deaths in 2016. Names are reported under the date of death. Names under each date are reported in alphabetical order by surname or pseudonym.
Earth (otherwise known as the world, in Greek: Γαῖα Gaia, or in Latin: Terra) is the third planet from the Sun, the densest planet in the Solar System, the largest of the Solar System's four terrestrial planets, and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed about 4. 54 billion years ago.
An information system (IS) is any organized system for the collection, organization, storage and communication of information. More specifically, it is the study of complementary networks that people and organizations use to collect, filter, process, create and distribute data. A computer information system is a system composed of people and computers that processes or interprets information.
La7 is an Italian private television channel owned by Cairo Communication. Until 2013 it was owned by Telecom Italia Media and operated by Telecom Italia. The station's head office is in Rome.
Michel'le Toussaint (/mɪʃɛˈleɪ/; born December 5, 1970 in Los Angeles, California), known mononymously as Michel'le, is an American R&B singer-songwriter known for her Billboard Top 10 hit "No More Lies" and R&B chart topper "Something In My Heart" along with a signature childlike speaking voice, which is a startling contrast to her strong and soulful singing vocals.
Ferruccio Elio Arturo Lamborghini (Italian pronunciation: [fɛrˈruttʃo lambɔrˈgini]; April 28, 1916 – February 20, 1993) was an Italian industrialist.
Nicolas Kim Coppola (born January 7, 1964), known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action films.
Bob Dylan (/ˈdɪlən/; born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest.
Joan Marie Larkin (born September 22, 1958) known professionally as Joan Jett, is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress. She is best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with the Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb". The Blackhearts' record "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" was No.
The 2mm Kolibri (also known as the 2. 7mm Kolibri Car Pistol or 2. 7×9mm Kolibri) is the smallest commercially available centerfire cartridge, patented in 1910 and introduced in 1914 by Franz Pfannl, an Austrian watchmaker, with financial support from Georg Grabner. It was designed to accompany the Kolibri semi-auto pistol or single shot pistol, both marketed as self-defense weapons.
Season twenty-three of Dancing with the Stars premiered on September 12, 2016, on the ABC network.
Freida Selena Pinto (born 18 October 1984) is an Indian actress who has appeared mainly in American and British films. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and decided when young that she would become an actress.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (/ˈhɪləri daɪˈæn ˈrɒdəm ˈklɪntən/; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
Facebook (stylized as facebook) is an American for-profit corporation and online social media and social networking service based in Menlo Park, California, United States. The Facebook website was launched on February 4, 2004, by Mark Zuckerberg, along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.
Julian Paul Assange (/əˈsɒnʒ/; born 3 July 1971) is an Australian computer programmer, publisher and journalist. He is editor-in-chief of the organisation WikiLeaks, which he founded in 2006. On November 2010, Assange was requested to be extradited to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning concerning an allegation of rape.
Pablo Emilio Escobar Gaviria (December 1, 1949 – December 2, 1993) was a Colombian drug lord and drug trafficker. His cartel, at the height of his career, supplied an estimated 80% of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, turning over US $21. 9 billion a year in personal income.
Andre Romelle Young (born February 18, 1965), better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.
Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA (/ˈstiːvən ˈhɔːkɪŋ/; born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.
Red Dead Redemption is an open world, western action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games. It was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in May 2010. It is the second title in the Red Dead franchise, after 2004's Red Dead Revolver.
Hell in a Cell (2016) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw brand. It will take place on October 30, 2016 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. It will be the eighth event under the Hell in a Cell chronology.
London Bridge is a bridge in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. It was built in the 1830s and formerly spanned the River Thames in London, England. It was dismantled in 1967 and relocated to Arizona.
The United States presidential election of 2016, scheduled for Tuesday, November 8, 2016, will be the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. Voters will select presidential electors, who in turn will vote for a new president and vice president through the Electoral College.
Karva Chauth (Hindi: करवा चौथ) is a one-day festival celebrated by Hindu women in many countries in which married women fast from sunrise to moonrise for the safety and longevity of their husbands. The fast is traditionally celebrated in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, parts of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
Westworld is a 1973 science fiction Western thriller film written and directed by novelist Michael Crichton about amusement park androids that malfunction and begin killing visitors. It stars Yul Brynner as an android in a futuristic Western-themed amusement park, and Richard Benjamin and James Brolin as guests of the park. Westworld was the first theatrical feature directed by Michael Crichton.
Jana Rae Kramer (born December 2, 1983) is an American actress and country music singer. She is known for her role as Alex Dupre on the television series One Tree Hill. Kramer began a country music career in 2012 with the single "Why Ya Wanna" from her self-titled debut album for Elektra Records.
Judith Exner (January 11, 1934 – September 24, 1999) was an American woman who claimed to be the mistress of U.S. president John F. Kennedy and Mafia leaders Sam Giancana and John Roselli. She was also known as Judith Campbell Exner.
Ivanka Marie Trump (/iˈvɑːŋkə/, born October 30, 1981) is an American businesswoman and former fashion model. She is the daughter of former model Ivana Trump and real estate developer Donald Trump.
James Edward O'Keefe III (born June 28, 1984) is an American conservative political activist. He has produced secretly recorded undercover audio and video encounters, some selectively edited, with figures and workers in academic, governmental and social service organizations, purportedly showing abusive or alleged illegal behavior by representatives of those organizations.
Google is an American multinational technology company specializing in Internet-related services and products that include online advertising technologies, search, cloud computing, and software. Most of its profits are derived from AdWords, an online advertising service that places advertising near the list of search results.
Dulce María Espinosa Saviñón (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈdulse maˈɾi. a saβiˈɲon]; born December 6, 1985) is a Mexican actress and singer-songwriter. She's been part of several music projects, most notably pop group RBD from 2004 to 2009, which originated from the successful telenovela Rebelde (2004–2006), and sold 57 million albums around the world for which she has received multiple awards.
Luke Cage, also known as Power Man (real name Carl Lucas), is a fictional superhero appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. Luke Cage first appeared in Luke Cage, Hero for Hire #1 (June 1972) and was created by Archie Goodwin, John Romita, Sr. and George Tuska.
This is a list of Bollywood films that are scheduled for released in 2016.
Ivana Marie Trump (née Zelníčková, Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvana ˈmarɪjɛ ˈzɛlɲiːt͡ʃkovaː]; February 20, 1949) is a Czech-American businesswoman, author, socialite, and former fashion model, widely known for her marriage to Donald Trump.
Marla Ann Maples (born October 27, 1963) is an American actress and television personality, widely known for her affair and subsequent six-year marriage to celebrity businessman and 2016 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Barack Hussein Obama II (US /bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is an American politician who is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office and the first president born outside the continental United States.
The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. Since 1994, they have played in Progressive Field (known as Jacobs Field from 1994 through 2007).
Covelli Loyce "Coco" Crisp (born November 1, 1979) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). Crisp is a switch-hitter and throws right-handed. He has also played for the Boston Red Sox, Kansas City Royals, and Oakland Athletics.
Battlefield 1 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by EA DICE, published by Electronic Arts. Despite its name, it is the fifteenth installment in the Battlefield franchise. It is the first main entry in the series since Battlefield 4 (2013), and the first World War I video game published by Electronic Arts since Wings of Glory in 1994.
Tiffany Ariana Trump (born October 13, 1993) is the daughter of Donald Trump and Marla Maples.
American Horror Story: Roanoke is the sixth season of the FX horror anthology television series American Horror Story. It premiered on September 14, 2016, marking the first time the series has debuted outside of October; the finale is scheduled to air on November 16, 2016.
Maureen Denise McCormick (born August 5, 1956) is an American actress, recording artist and author. She is widely known for her portrayal of Marcia Brady on the ABC television sitcom The Brady Bunch, on which she starred from 1969 to 1974.
Randy Bruce Traywick (born May 4, 1959), better known by his stage name, Randy Travis, is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor. Since 1985, he has recorded 20 studio albums and charted more than 50 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, and 16 of these were number-one hits.
Charles Otto "Charlie" Puth Jr. (/puːθ/; born December 2, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter and record producer who gained his initial recognition by the viral success of his song posts to YouTube.
Bhumibol Adulyadej (Thai: ภูมิพลอดุลยเดช; rtgs: Phumiphon Adunyadet; pronounced [pʰūː. mí. pʰōn ʔà. dūn. já. dèːt]; see full title below; 5 December 1927 – 13 October 2016), conferred with the title King Bhumibol the Great in 1987, was the ninth monarch of Thailand from the Chakri Dynasty as Rama IX.
Survivor Series (2016) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by WWE for the Raw and SmackDown brands. It will take place on November 20, 2016 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario. It will be the thirtieth event under the Survivor Series chronology.
Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, and actor. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12, and with Royce da 5'9" is one half of the hip-hop duo Bad Meets Evil. Eminem is the best-selling artist of the 2000s in the United States.
Sociocybernetics is an independent chapter of science in sociology based upon the general systems theory and cybernetics. It also has a basis in organizational development (OD) consultancy practice and in theories of communication, theories of psychotherapies and computer sciences.
Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and is one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
James Hinchcliffe (born December 5, 1986) is a Canadian race car driver currently competing in the IndyCar Series with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. He is also the self-proclaimed mayor of Hinchtown (a fictional town) on social media.
Stranger Things is an American science fiction-horror web television series created by the Duffer Brothers. It is written and directed by Matt and Ross Duffer and executive-produced by Shawn Levy. It stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Charlie Heaton, Cara Buono, and Matthew Modine.
Mary Lucy Denise "Marilu" Henner (born April 6, 1952) is an American actress, producer, radio host, and author. She is best known for her role as Elaine O'Connor Nardo on the sitcom Taxi from 1978 to 1983.
October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 74 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).
Halloween, or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows’ Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
Inferno is a 2016 American mystery thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by David Koepp, based on the 2013 novel of the same name by Dan Brown. The film is the sequel to The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, and stars Tom Hanks, reprising his role as Robert Langdon, alongside Felicity Jones, Omar Sy, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ben Foster and Irrfan Khan.
The Accountant is a 2016 American action thriller film directed by Gavin O'Connor, written by Bill Dubuque and starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor and John Lithgow. The film follows a small town certified public accountant who makes his living uncooking the books of dangerous criminal organizations that are experiencing internal embezzlement.
Marvel's Luke Cage, or simply Luke Cage, is an American web television series created for Netflix by Cheo Hodari Coker, based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. It is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), sharing continuity with the films of the franchise and is the third in a series of shows that will lead up to a Defenders crossover miniseries.
The 1988 executions of political prisoners in Iran (Persian: ۱۳۶۷ اعدام زندانیان سیاسی در تابستان) refers to the state-sponsored execution of political prisoners across Iran, starting on 19 July 1988 and enduring for approximately five months.
The Rothschild family is a wealthy family descending from Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a court Jew to the German Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel, in the Free City of Frankfurt, who established his banking business in the 1760s.
Brock Edward Lesnar /ˈlɛznər/ (born July 12, 1977) is an American-Canadian professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and former amateur wrestler and professional American football player. He is currently signed to WWE on the Raw brand. He is a four-time WWE (World) Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and a NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion.
This is a list of Indians in Sri Lanka. The list includes notable people from multiple different ethnicities, as well as people native to India who are living in or notable in Sri Lanka.
David Johnson (born December 16, 1991) is an American football running back for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He played college football at Northern Iowa.
The Walking Dead is an American horror drama television series developed by Frank Darabont, based on the comic book series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. Andrew Lincoln plays the show's lead character, sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who awakens from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies, commonly referred to as "walkers".
India, officially the Republic of India (IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya), is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1. 2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.
Staining is an auxiliary technique used in microscopy to enhance contrast in the microscopic image. Stains and dyes are frequently used in biology and medicine to highlight structures in biological tissues for viewing, often with the aid of different microscopes.
Quid pro quo ("something for something" or "this for that" in Latin) means an exchange of goods or services, where one transfer is contingent upon the other. English speakers often use the term to mean "a favour for a favour"; phrases with similar meaning include: "give and take", "tit for tat", and "you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours".
The eleventh season of the American reality talent show The Voice premiered on September 19, 2016 on NBC. A half-hour preview episode aired following NBC's broadcast of the closing ceremony of the 2016 Summer Olympics on August 21, 2016. Carson Daly returns as the show's host. Adam Levine and Blake Shelton return as coaches.
Supergirl is an American superhero action-adventure drama television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg (the latter two having previously created Arrow and The Flash) that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015.
Glitch is an Australian paranormal television series which premiered on 9, July 2015 on ABC1. The series is set in the fictional country town of Yoorana. The series is written by Louise Fox, Kris Mrksa, and Giula Sandler, and directed by Emma Freeman.
Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre (1,100 ha) campground located at 20601 Bohemian Avenue, in Monte Rio, California, belonging to a private San Francisco-based men's art club known as the Bohemian Club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a two-week, three-weekend encampment of some of the most prominent men in the world.
Adolf Hitler (German: [ˈadɔlf ˈhɪtlɐ]; 20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945, and Führer ("leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Hangul: 달의 연인 - 보보경심 려; hanja: 달의戀人－步步驚心 麗; RR: Dar-ui yeon-in - Bobogyeongsim ryeo) is a South Korean drama based on the Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin by Tong Hua. It began airing on August 29, 2016 on SBS every Monday and Tuesday at 22:00 (KST) for 20 episodes.
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (English: This Heart is Complicated) is a 2016 upcoming Indian Hindi romantic drama film written and directed by Karan Johar. It features Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in lead roles. It is scheduled for release on 28 October, 2016 on the Diwali weekend.
Alicia Augello Cook (born January 25, 1981), known by her stage name Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and philanthropist. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial success, selling over 12 million copies worldwide.
Dear Zindagi (English: Dear Life) is an upcoming 2016 Indian drama film directed by Gauri Shinde and produced by Gauri Khan, Karan Johar, and R Balki under the banners of Red Chillies Entertainment, Dharma Productions, and Hope Productions respectively. It stars an ensemble cast of Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal Kapoor, Angad Bedi, and Siddharth Shukla.
The 2012 Benghazi attack refers to a coordinated attack against two US government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia in September 2012.
Marion Hugh "Suge" Knight Jr. (/ˈʃʊɡ/; born April 19, 1966) is an American record producer, music executive, and a former American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He is the co-founder and former CEO of Death Row Records.
Amanda Marie Knox (born July 9, 1987) is an American woman who spent almost four years in an Italian prison, following her conviction for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, a fellow exchange student who shared her apartment; in 2015, Knox was definitively acquitted by the Supreme Court of Cassation.
The Aberfan disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip in the Welsh village of Aberfan, near Merthyr Tydfil, on 21 October 1966, which killed 116 children and 28 adults. It was caused by a build-up of water in the accumulated rock and shale, which suddenly started to slide downhill in the form of slurry. Over 40,000 cubic metres of debris covered the village in minutes.
Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer (born October 11, 1977) is an American actor. He made his television debut with Guiding Light in 2001, and gained recognition with his recurring role in the NBC television series Chuck. He played the lead role of con-artist Neal Caffrey in the USA Network series White Collar from 2009 to 2014.
Modern humans (Homo sapiens, primarily ssp. Homo sapiens sapiens) are the only extant members of Hominina clade (or human clade), a branch of the taxonomical tribe Hominini belonging to the family of great apes.
The seventh season of The Walking Dead, an American horror–drama television series on AMC, is scheduled to premiere on October 23, 2016, and consist of 16 episodes that will be split into two eight-episode parts, with the second half debuting in February 2017.
The Flash is an American television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, airing on The CW. It is based on the DC Comics character Barry Allen / Flash, a costumed crimefighter with the power to move at superhuman speeds. It is a spin-off from Arrow, existing in the same fictional universe.
World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, or the Great War, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. More than 70 million military personnel, including 60 million Europeans, were mobilised in one of the largest wars in history.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, IPA /ˈaɪsᵻl/), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS, /ˈaɪsᵻs/), Islamic State (IS), and by its Arabic language acronym Daesh (Arabic: داعش dāʿish, IPA: [ˈdaːʕɪʃ]), is a Salafi jihadist militant group that follows a fundamentalist, Wahhabi doctrine of Sunni Islam.