Islamic State

Also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State is a militant group operating in parts of Syria and Iraq following the departure of American forces from Iraq

Saudi-led airstrikes don't slow in Yemen ahead of cease-fire

Yemen officials say some ground fighting after cease-fire

With cargo ships poised to launch a desperately needed aid operation in embattled Yemen, a five-day humanitarian cease-fire began Tuesday night, just hours after Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck against Shiite rebels and their allies.

Iraq Conflict