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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December 18, 2018, 4:33 AM EST
CAIR’s legal defense fund is supporting a speech therapist whose attempt to renew her contract with a school district in an Austin suburb hit a hurdle when she refused to sign a document affirming she does not boycott Israel.
December 17, 2018, 4:34 AM EST
In a development that may receive little attention in the West, but could have important geopolitical implications, three Orthodox Church bodies in Ukraine united at the weekend to choose a new head.
December 17, 2018, 4:24 AM EST
The Iranian regime has perfected “the art of evading sanctions” and is willing to teach other countries to do the same – “for a price,” Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said at the weekend.
December 14, 2018, 4:45 AM EST
Denouncing the “hypocrisy of the regime” in Tehran, the State Department’s special representative for Iran says it is “working on” the issue of relatives of senior regime officials living and studying in the country which the mullahs deride as the “great Satan.”
December 14, 2018, 4:34 AM EST
The U.S. Senate on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution declaring that it believes the heir to the throne of Saudi Arabia “is responsible for the murder" of the Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, in a striking show of bipartisan disdain for the de facto ruler of a longstanding ally.
December 13, 2018, 9:55 AM EST
Vice Pres. Mike Pence's Christian faith mocked by Muslim Democrats. (Screenshot)
December 13, 2018, 4:41 AM EST
Condemning the Trump administration’s decision to blacklist the country for religious freedom violations, the foreign ministry said there were “serious questions on the credentials and impartiality of the self-proclaimed jury involved in this unwarranted exercise.”
December 13, 2018, 4:29 AM EST
Two Russian strategic bombers, which held joint exercises with Venezuelan fighter jets over the Caribbean Sea this week, will end their visit on Friday, according to the White House.
December 12, 2018, 4:34 AM EST
For 16 consecutive years, the State Department under three administrations has rejected advice from an independent statutory watchdog to blacklist Pakistan for religious freedom violations – until now.
December 12, 2018, 4:26 AM EST
“China isn’t backing away from the religious persecution; it seems to be expanding,” Ambassador Sam Brownback said, pointing also to Beijing’s treatment of Christians and other minorities.
December 11, 2018, 4:29 AM EST
For the third time in a decade, Russian strategic bombers have landed in Venezuela, amid stepped-up tensions between Washington and Moscow, and continuing allegations by Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro of U.S. plotting against his regime.
December 11, 2018, 4:19 AM EST
Kim Jong Un’s No. 2 and Two Others Face US Sanctions For Rights Abuses and Censorship
December 10, 2018, 5:06 AM EST
Representatives of more than 150 countries are meeting in Morocco on Monday to formally adopt a “compact” on migrants – an initiative which the Trump administration calls an attempt to “globalize migration governance at the expense of state sovereignty.”
December 9, 2018, 5:57 PM EST
Three days after a U.S. bid to get the U.N. General Assembly to condemn Hamas for the first time ever failed, the terrorist group on Sunday night praised as “heroic” and “blessed” a drive-by shooting in which seven Israelis were wounded – one of them a pregnant 21-year-old.
December 7, 2018, 9:52 AM EST
The Iranian regime’s refusal to come clean about the secret executions of thousands of dissidents 30 years ago amounts to an ongoing crime against humanity, a global human rights group says in a new report.
December 7, 2018, 4:33 AM EST
Although the censure effort failed, it did win the support of 87 member-states, while 57 voted against it, and another 33 abstained.
December 6, 2018, 6:51 PM EST
In two ceremonies 6,000 miles apart, President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Thursday marked the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, each noting that the occasion fell a year to the day since Trump in a historic policy shift recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
December 6, 2018, 4:58 AM EST
The “freedom of navigation” operation (FONOP in military parlance) was the first by the U.S. Navy in those waters since the Cold War, Pentagon officials told U.S. television networks.
December 6, 2018, 4:46 AM EST
China is the number one trading partner of at least 20 of the 57 members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
December 5, 2018, 4:14 AM EST
Israel’s discovery of a sophisticated tunnel dug by Hezbollah to breach the Lebanon-Israel border has brought a bland reaction – and no condemnation for the terrorist group – from the U.N. peacekeeping mission deployed there.