Kerry's meeting comes amid a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
He says the U.K. is "moving in the right direction" with an elevated threat level.
In an interview, a detainee asked for a special envoy to negotiate their release.
House Foreign Affairs panel leaders urged Obama to expand strikes against ISIS.
The first committee hearing will come later this month.
Obama's video message stressed prevention as the outbreak worsens.
The U.S. has a major strategic decision to make.
U.S. Central Command has now launched 123 airstrikes in Iraq.
Lawmakers have been away for several significant developments on both fronts.
"I'm not sure that shakes the people that much,” Feinstein said.
The Republican senator said he is "astounded" by recent comments from the president.
The White House congratulated Donald Tusk on his election.
"We are putting the features in place," to target ISIS, said a State official.
The move came after the purported beheading of a second American journalist by ISIS.
"I am disgusted by what appears to be another horrendous killing of an American journalist at the...
The senator asked Obama to "at least tell us what the goal is" against ISIS.
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) said extremist group ISIS could be defeated with "minimal ground troops...
Sen. Chris Murphy (Conn.) defended Obama’s decision to wait before expanding strikes.
"If I want, I take Kiev in two weeks," the Russian president reportedly said.
U.S. personnel were evacuated with a military escort in July.
The United States trained locals to become spies, the AP reported.
“We have to face it as much as the British do,” Rep. Peter King said.
“This is a watershed moment,” the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman said.
The army on Saturday surrounded Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's home and police stations.