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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April 29, 2019, 5:03 AM EDT
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images) ( – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Sunday that the regime is considering withdrawing from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as one possible response to the latest tightening of U.S. sanctions.
April 29, 2019, 4:43 AM EDT
National Security Advisor John Bolton listens as President Trump speaks during an Oval Office meeting with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi on April 9. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
April 26, 2019, 4:30 AM EDT
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April 25, 2019, 7:24 PM EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with Kim Jong Un for the first time, in Vladivostok on Thursday, April 25, 2019. (Photo: The Kremlin)
April 25, 2019, 4:30 AM EDT
Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, stands alongside Pope Francis during a papal visit to Sri Lanka in Jan. 2015. (Buddhika Weerasinghe/Getty Images)
April 25, 2019, 4:22 AM EDT
Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a gathering of lawmakers in St. Petersburg on April 24, 2019. (Photo: The Kremlin)
April 24, 2019, 4:21 AM EDT
The Human Rights Council chamber in Geneva stands empty. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferre, File)
April 23, 2019, 8:29 PM EDT
Sen. Bernie Sanders. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)
April 23, 2019, 4:21 AM EDT
An oil tanker offloads its cargo in Kochi, India. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images)
April 22, 2019, 8:29 PM EDT
St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, north of Colombo, after Sunday's suicide bombing. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images)
April 22, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
Linda Sarsour with Rep. Ilhan Omar. (Photo: Sarsour/Facebook)
April 21, 2019, 9:27 PM EDT
Sri Lankan security forces guard St. Anthony’s Shrine in Colombo after Sunday’s blast. (Photo by Stringer/Getty Images) (Updated)
April 19, 2019, 4:34 AM EDT
Mike Pompeo, then CIA director, meets Kim Jong Un for the first time in Pyongyang over the Easter weekend last year. (Photo by The White House via Getty Images)
April 19, 2019, 4:24 AM EDT
Then-United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks at a UN Security Council meeting on March 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
April 18, 2019, 10:08 PM EDT
Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan. (Photo: Twitter)
April 18, 2019, 4:45 AM EDT
(Photo by Getty Images) ( – A State Department manual was amended Wednesday to confirm that U.S. citizens born in the Golan Heights will now have “Israel” given as place of birth on their passports.
April 18, 2019, 4:36 AM EDT
In a photo posted on his now-removed Instagram account last month, IRGC-Qods Force head Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani is embraced by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an award ceremony. (Photo: Soleimani/Instagram) (Adds comment from Instagram spokesperson)
April 17, 2019, 5:04 AM EDT
Notre Dame cathedral burns. (Philippe Wang/Getty Images) ( – Jihadists and sympathizers took to social media to celebrate the fire that gutted parts of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, with some viewing it as a good omen for Muslims and some as punishment for the enemies of Muslims.
April 17, 2019, 4:46 AM EDT
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. (Screen capture)
April 17, 2019, 4:30 AM EDT
( – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has peeved both Republican and Democrat Jewish organizations by agreeing that Congress should consider the question of reducing U.S. aid to Israel in response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s policies towards the Palestinians.