An internally displaced Yazidi who fled from an Iraqi town after advances by Islamic militants takes shelter at a school in Dahuk, 260 miles (420 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
President Barack Obama has strongly condemned the recent terrorist attack on an Israeli synagogue in which five innocent people, including three U.S. citizens -- Aryeh Kupinsky, Cary William Levine, and Mosheh Twersky – were killed.
The United States is deeply concerned by the reported arrest by Syrian authorities of prominent Syrian dissident Louay Hussein.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, militants have killed hundreds of members of an Iraqi tribe in western Anbar province.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew recently met with Egypt’s Finance Minister Hany Dimian in Cairo, Egypt; and discussed the steps Egypt has taken in advancing its economic reforms.