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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May 21, 2018, 4:34 AM EDT
Former Secretary of State John Kerry, in a speech in the Middle East Sunday, implicitly criticized President Trump for policies such as withdrawing from the Paris climate accord, saying that the United States “needs to build partnerships and cannot turn its back on the world.”
May 21, 2018, 4:25 AM EDT
Hillary Clinton Sees 'Fully-Fledged Crisis' in America
May 18, 2018, 5:11 AM EDT
In his first foreign policy speech since assuming his new post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday will outline the administration’s plans to build a post-nuclear-deal coalition against the regime in Tehran.
May 17, 2018, 8:48 PM EDT
Any denuclearization deal the United States strikes with North Korea will differ from the disarmament of Libya 14 years ago because it would entail Kim Jong Un remaining in power, and presiding over a country enriched as a result of the agreement, President Trump said Thursday.
May 17, 2018, 4:18 AM EDT
For weeks, residents of Kazeroon (also spelled Kazerun, Kazeroun) have been protesting against plans to change the city’s boundaries – a move they say is designed to benefit a member of parliament who comes from the area.
May 17, 2018, 4:13 AM EDT
The U.S. joined six Arab Gulf states on Wednesday in targeting Hezbollah’s leadership for sanctions, an orchestrated push aimed at disrupting the destabilizing influence of the Shi’ite terrorist group and its Iranian patron in the region.
May 16, 2018, 8:38 PM EDT
Israel is being accused of massacring “Palestinian civilians exercising their right to peaceful protest” along the Gaza-Israel border this week, but a senior member of Hamas told Palestinian television on Wednesday that 50 of the 62 Palestinians killed in the rioting were members of the terrorist organization.
May 16, 2018, 4:17 AM EDT
A senior official in Pyongyang said the regime is “not interested” in nuclear talks where it comes under pressure to “unilaterally” abandon its nuclear weapons.
May 15, 2018, 4:32 AM EDT
Israel’s military blamed Hamas for Monday’s deadly violence along the Gaza-Israel border, and said impoverished Palestinians were being offered cash incentives, bankrolled by Iran, to storm the security fence.
May 15, 2018, 4:18 AM EDT
The reimposition of U.S. sanctions against the regime in Tehran is causing anxiety in European capitals.
May 14, 2018, 4:23 AM EDT
At least 11 people were killed and more than 40 wounded in the blasts that targeted three churches in Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya, minutes apart on Sunday morning.
May 14, 2018, 4:18 AM EDT
The benefits that would result for the North Korean people would come not from U.S. taxpayers, he said, but from “our entrepreneurs, our risk-takers, our capital providers.”
May 13, 2018, 8:59 PM EDT
Israel is bracing Monday for a culmination of weeks of Hamas-instigated violent protests along the border with the Gaza Strip, as the terrorist group that rules Gaza declared in a propaganda video that masses will breach the border and that “we will not die alone.”
May 11, 2018, 1:20 AM EDT
As Iraqis prepare to go to the polls on Saturday, a pro-Iran alliance closely linked to Shi’ite militias is banking on winning enough support to play a key role in the next government, 15 years after the U.S. invasion toppled Saddam Hussein.
May 11, 2018, 1:12 AM EDT
President Trump on Thursday night contrasted this week’s release of three Americans from North Korea with the release in 2016 of five Americans held by Iran, and alluded to the view that the Obama administration had effectively paid a ransom for their freedom.
May 10, 2018, 4:19 AM EDT
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Screen Capture)
May 10, 2018, 3:35 AM EDT
Against the backdrop of a large American flag hoisted between two fire trucks, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the early hours of Thursday morning welcomed home three Americans freed by North Korea during Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang.
May 9, 2018, 8:12 PM EDT
Israel has been bracing for an Iranian military response to recent attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, and early Thursday a barrage of around 20 rockets fired from Syrian territory targeted military bases in northern Israel.
May 9, 2018, 4:20 AM EDT
The Trump administration hopes to build a broad coalition of nations that will counter not just Iran’s nuclear weapons ambitions but all of its “malign activities,” including ballistic missiles and support for terrorism.
May 9, 2018, 4:15 AM EDT
Brunson, originally from North Carolina, lived and worked in Turkey with his family for more than 22 years before he was swept up during a campaign of mass arrests following the coup attempt.