Witnesses said jets also bombed a naval base in the western Hodeida province controlled by the Houthis.
ISIS has carried out a string of atrocities including videotaped beheading and mass killings, rape and enslavement.
UN children's agency said women and children have carried out three-quarters of all reported Boko Harem suicide bombings with girls blamed for nine such attacks since July.
Raqqa, at the center of IS-controlled territory, is cushioned from the fighting around its edges.
The Israeli military said it struck four "terror infrastructures" in the southern Gaza Strip and that hits were confirmed. There were no reports of any casualties or damage.
Over a dozen blasts were counted in the first hour of the attack, while bursts of gunfire and multiple explosions continued into the morning.
It began just after 11 p.m. (1830 GMT, 2:30 p.m. EDT), with heavy explosions accompanying sporadic automatic weapon fire.
Thinni has faced increasing criticism for running an ineffective rump state in the east.
Al-Shabab has carried out several attacks in Kenya in retaliation for Kenya's military involvement in Somalia.
The strikes targeted several areas of the city, including some close to the city's famed Greco-Roman ruins, a UNESCO world heritage site.
The court had convicted Olmert in March of illegally receiving, using and concealing at least USD 153,950 funds in envelopes from New York businessman Talansky between 1993 and 2002.
The toll from the Observatory came hours after Syrian state media said IS had carried out a "massacre" in Palmyra, slaughtering some 400 civilians, mostly women and children.
Govt has enlisted hundreds of militia fighters controlled by local commanders to battle Taliban.
The Islamic State group took full control of a border crossing between Iraq and Syria on Sunday, tightening its grip on the heart of its self-proclaimed caliphate.
an unnamed military official as saying that the helicopter crashed Sunday as a result of a technical problem while taking off.
Shi'ite militias, Iraqi security forces and pro-government Sunni tribal fighters launched a counter-offensive on Saturday against the insurgents.
The attack in the village of al-Qudeeh in the eastern Qatif region was the deadliest assault by militants in the kingdom since a 2004 al Qaida attack on foreign worker compounds.
The capture of Palmyra has raised alarm that the IS militants might try to destroy Mideast's other archaeological sites as well.
Attack in Shia-dominated area kills 21, raises fears of sectarian tension
The World Bank released a report stating that Gaza's economy is on the "verge of collapse," saying the unemployment rate there is now the highest in the world.
Saudi forces and Houthi militiamen exchanged heavy artillery and rocket fire.
U.N Compound blasted off by a mortar shell killing 4 people and injuring 8 more in the town of Melut, South Sudan's Upper Nile State.
Islamic State's Egypt affiliate called for violence against judges in an audio statement posted on a prominent jihadist website.
The Islamic State has captured Palmyra, one of the world's most renowned historic archaeological sites in Iraq.
In my travels, I decided to begin shooting images through a full niqab to offer a glimpse of what it must be like to look through them.
Iraq government has asked the Shiite militias to intervene in Ramadi as they led a successful campaign to remove IS from Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
A mother of four, Samantha Lewthwaite aka White Widow has murdered 400 people after becoming a key figure in Somalia-based terror group al-Shabaab.
Iraq's Shiite militias have vowed to dislodge Islamic State extremists from Ramadi.
Islamic State seized control of Ramadi despite the support of US-led airstrikes targeting the extremists.
Nigeria's military has claimed it had overrun 10 Boko Haram camps in the group's Sambisa Forest stronghold.
Saudi-led air raids were targeted on Houthi rebels all across Yemen.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the toll comprised 123 soldiers and loyalist militiamen, 115 IS fighters and 57 civilians.
Iraqi security forces lost 15 members in a suicide car bomb attack in Ramadi held by the Islamic State.
Pakistani sentenced to death for smuggling drugs was executed bringing the number f executions in Saudi this year to 84.
The Vatican said last week it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine, two years after recognising it as a state.
'There was no damage to the ruins, but this does not mean we should not be afraid.'