Patrick covered government and politics in South Africa and the Middle East before joining CNSNews.com in 1999. Since then he has launched foreign bureaus for CNSNews.com 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 CNSNews.com's roster of international stringers.

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January 8, 2019, 4:33 AM EST
Sánchez Cordero said the government was determined to ensure that “legal and orderly” entry takes place.
January 8, 2019, 4:25 AM EST
The Palestinian Legislative Council has been suspended for 12 years, and Mahmoud Abbas’ own four-year mandate as “president of the State of Palestine” expired ten years ago this month, but at the weekend he presented yet another reason why elections should not take place: Jerusalem.
January 7, 2019, 7:15 PM EST
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), a Palestinian-American supporter of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, drew criticism Monday for insinuating that supporters of anti-BDS legislation in the Senate are acting in the interests of Israel rather than the United States.
January 7, 2019, 4:35 AM EST
The long arm of the United States finally caught up on New Year’s Day with an al-Qaeda terrorist centrally involved in the suicide bombing in 2000 of the guided-missile destroyer USS Cole. The attack killed of 17 American sailors.
January 7, 2019, 4:24 AM EST
Rashida Tlaib, the new congresswoman from Michigan who last week called President Trump a “motherf****r,” said before the election that she planned to bring her “bullhorn to the floor of Congress.”
January 6, 2019, 5:39 PM EST
National Security Advisor John Bolton, speaking in Jerusalem Sunday about Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, assured Israel of the administration’s unequivocal support for its right to defend itself.
January 4, 2019, 4:29 AM EST
Iran’s supreme leader, has appointed to a key post in the Islamic establishment a hardline cleric sanctioned by the U.S. for human rights abuses and accused by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo of financial corruption.
January 4, 2019, 4:22 AM EST
The U.S. and Iran exchanged accusations Thursday about Iranian missile activity, a dispute that once again underscores the consequences of Obama administration decisions in 2015 that eased international pressure on the regime.
January 3, 2019, 4:31 AM EST
Taiwan’s president responded coolly Wednesday to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s declaration that the island democracy “must and will be” united with communist-ruled China – by force if necessary – saying Xi’s stance made clear that Taiwan’s “misgivings” about Beijing are well-founded.
January 3, 2019, 4:21 AM EST
The plight of Issam Aqel has stoked outrage in some quarters, with one U.S.-based Jewish organization saying the U.S. should withhold all aid to the P.A. until it releases him.
January 2, 2019, 2:18 AM EST
On the day after her tenure as ambassador to the U.N. ended, Nikki Haley on Tuesday welcomed the official U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO, describing the U.N. cultural agency as a corrupt and biased “cesspool.”
January 1, 2019, 10:44 PM EST
Kim Jong Un ushered in 2019 underlining a commitment to not manufacture, use or proliferate nuclear weapons, but warned that continuing U.S. sanctions and pressure may compel him to “find a new way” to defend North Korea’s sovereignty.
January 1, 2019, 5:50 PM EST
Taking the helm of the world’s fifth largest country on Tuesday, President Jair Bolsonaro pledged to free Brazil from “corruption, crime, economic irresponsibility and ideological submission” and to respect its “Judeo-Christian tradition.”
December 28, 2018, 12:32 AM EST
Google has evidently taken down a user-generated map depicting the boundaries of the historical Kurdistan region, following demands by the Turkish government after a lawmaker complained the map served as “terrorist propaganda.”
December 27, 2018, 9:23 PM EST
A day after President Trump told U.S. military personnel in Iraq that the U.S. would maintain a presence there, in part, to keep a “watch over Iran,” the regime in Tehran slammed the president’s visit and warned him to withdraw the troops.
December 27, 2018, 12:45 AM EST
President Trump’s unannounced visit Wednesday to U.S. forces in Iraq brought a veiled threat from the leader of an Iranian-backed Shi’ite militia – remove the troops or face the type of bloodshed they confronted before their previous withdrawal, in 2011.
December 26, 2018, 5:39 PM EST
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have paid a surprise visit to Iraq, meeting with U.S. troops at an airbase in Anbar province “to thank them for their service, their success, and their sacrifice and to wish them a Merry Christmas,” the White House said.
December 25, 2018, 11:27 PM EST
As the various parties engaged in the Syrian conflict mull the looming departure of U.S. forces, the U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS in both Syria and Iraq announced airstrikes were continuing to degrade a terrorist group that “presents a very real threat to the long-term stability in this region.”
December 25, 2018, 11:02 PM EST
Lawmakers in Iran have defeated a bid to outlaw the marrying of girls aged nine to 13, just days after the findings of a new global report indicate, once again, that women fare worse in Islamic countries.
December 21, 2018, 4:27 AM EST
The retired Marine Corps general’s resignation letter suggested differences with the president over how America deals with friends and foes alike.