Patrick covered government and politics in South Africa and the Middle East before joining in 1999. Since then he has launched foreign bureaus for in Jerusalem, London and the Pacific Rim. From October 2006 to July 2007, Patrick served as Managing Editor at the organization's world headquarters in Alexandria, Va. Now back in the Pacific Rim, as International Editor he reports on politics, international relations, security, terrorism, ethics and religion, and oversees reporting by's roster of international stringers.

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September 24, 2018, 4:41 AM EDT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in New York Sunday to attend this week’s high-level U.N. General Assembly session, shortly after the regime blamed the United States and regional allies for a deadly terror attack on a military parade on Saturday.
September 24, 2018, 4:32 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo struggled not to show his emotions Friday as he recalled the “greatest highlight” of his job to date – bringing home three Americans held in North Korea – saying that the memory of the experience, even now, “reminds me of the greatness of our nation.”
September 23, 2018, 7:03 PM EDT
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein delivers remarks in Washington, DC on August 30, 2018. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
September 21, 2018, 4:42 AM EDT
Seven in Ten Refugees Admitted in FY 2018 Are Christians
September 21, 2018, 4:23 AM EDT
Said Arikat, Washington bureau chief for the Palestinian daily newspaper Al- Quds, suggested during a press briefing that objections to the payments were misplaced, since the monthly stipends do not go to the perpetrators of terror attacks but to family members who “have nothing to do” with the acts.
September 21, 2018, 2:05 AM EDT
President Trump expressed optimism Thursday night that Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed, praising him generously but also maintaining a respectful tone regarding the woman who alleges Kavanaugh “sexually assaulted” her during a high school party in the 1980s.
September 20, 2018, 7:23 AM EDT
In a significant symbolic blow to the Iranian regime, the Volkswagen Group – the world’s biggest selling car manufacturer last year – has reportedly agreed to end almost all of its operations in Iran, in line with the restoration of U.S. sanctions on Tehran.
September 20, 2018, 4:24 AM EDT
The U.N. Human Rights Council was castigated by a non-governmental organization this week for its silence over the murder of a dual Israeli-American citizen, whose killer’s family stands to receive a monthly stipend from the Palestinian Authority.
September 19, 2018, 4:30 AM EDT
Kim Jong Un said Wednesday he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have made a “firm commitment” to work towards transforming the Korean peninsula into a land of peace, without nuclear weapons and threats.
September 19, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
The State Department said Tuesday that the Trump administration’s proposed ceiling of 30,000 refugee admissions in the upcoming fiscal year is just that – a proposal – and the figure could be amended by the president, following consultations with Congress.
September 18, 2018, 9:34 PM EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the deadly downing of a Russian air force plane by Syrian anti-aircraft fire resulted from “a chain of tragic circumstances,” stopping short of publicly accusing Israel of responsibility, as his defense ministry has done.
September 18, 2018, 4:22 AM EDT
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley charged Monday that Moscow was working to “undermine the sanctions regime” designed to push North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programs.
September 17, 2018, 8:07 PM EDT
The Trump administration has proposed a refugee admission ceiling for fiscal year 2019 of 30,000 – the lowest ceiling set by an administration since the Refugee Act was passed in 1980 – but is arguing that that number should be viewed in the context of broader humanitarian programs.
September 17, 2018, 4:19 AM EDT
President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord was “one of the single greatest acts of irresponsibility by a president of the United States anywhere at any time,” former Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
September 16, 2018, 9:37 PM EDT
The Trump administration is confronting Russia again at the United Nations – this time over allegations that Moscow is not only undermining U.N. sanctions against North Korea but trying to cover its tracks as well.
September 14, 2018, 4:34 AM EDT
“John Kerry had illegal meetings with the very hostile Iranian Regime, which can only serve to undercut our great work to the detriment of the American people,” the president tweeted.
September 14, 2018, 4:23 AM EDT
A U.N. expert panel on Syria is urging anti-Assad rebels – which include jihadist groups with ties to al-Qaeda – to withdraw from populated areas in Idlib, to avoid civilian carnage as an Assad regime offensive gets underway.
September 13, 2018, 4:43 AM EDT
Addressing the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Christophe Foltzenlogel of the European Center for Law and Justice (ECLJ) called into question the terrorism and espionage charges facing Brunson.
September 13, 2018, 4:25 AM EDT
China’s communist authorities have for decades imposed rigorous controls on Christians – and other minority faith groups – but the forced closure of a large church in Beijing is underlining concerns of rising persecution levels under President Xi Jinping.
September 12, 2018, 4:17 AM EDT
The U.N. Human Rights Council, now without the United States after the Trump administration’s departure, opened a new session in Geneva this week, and gave a platform to the foreign minister of Venezuela.