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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November 15, 2018, 4:32 AM EST
The recorded incident occurred on an Air India flight from Mumbai to Heathrow on Saturday, when O’Broin, apparently angry that business class staff would not give her more wine, began berating them.
November 14, 2018, 4:44 AM EST
Linda Sarsour, the Palestinian American activist and Women’s March leader facing accusations of anti-Semitism, suggested on Tuesday that the firing of hundreds of rockets from Gaza into Israel was a legitimate response to an earlier firefight between Hamas gunmen and undercover Israeli troops.
November 14, 2018, 4:32 AM EST
As they plan another march in Washington, D.C. on January 19, Women’s March leaders Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory and Carmen Perez are back in the spotlight over links to the controversial Nation of Islam leader.
November 13, 2018, 4:24 AM EST
With just weeks to go until she leaves her post as ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley has challenged the world body’s devotion to multilateralism, calling it merely “a means to an end” and raising questions about how much U.S. taxpayers are paying for it.
November 12, 2018, 9:46 PM EST
Terrorists in the Gaza Strip fired more than 300 rockets towards Israeli communities on Monday – killing at least one Israeli – and as Israel retaliated with airstrikes Hamas threatened to use more advanced projectiles, to bring “about a million Zionists” within range.
November 12, 2018, 4:23 AM EST
Calls are growing for the United States to offer refuge to the Pakistani Christian incarcerated for nine years for “blaspheming” Mohammed, amid uncertainty over her future following her recent acquittal and release from death row.
November 11, 2018, 7:44 PM EST
French President Emmanuel Macron at the weekend sought to patch up a rift with President Trump over recent remarks on European defense, pointing out that the U.S. does not expect Europe to cover the costs of a security challenge at home.
November 9, 2018, 4:38 AM EST
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, continuing his controversial visit to Iran Thursday, warned President Trump that U.S. policies in the Middle East, at the behest of Israel, “will end America as you know it.”
November 9, 2018, 4:26 AM EST
A Pakistani woman serving a lengthy prison term in the U.S. for attempting to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan is back in the headlines in her native country, as its new government vows to secure a deal for her return.
November 8, 2018, 4:23 AM EST
Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was still celebrating her victory in New York’s 14th Congressional District Tuesday night when she was asked her thoughts on becoming speaker in the Democratic-controlled House.
November 8, 2018, 12:50 AM EST
Asia Bibi, the Pakistan Christian on death row acquitted a week ago of blasphemy charges, was reportedly flown secretly out of the country overnight, in defiance of Islamic radicals who threatened to kill her.
November 7, 2018, 1:38 AM EST
Republican candidates flipped four Senate seats Tuesday, defeating Democratic incumbents Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, Joe Donnelly in Indiana, Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and Bill Nelson in Florida.
November 6, 2018, 8:23 PM EST
With Democrats needing a net gain of 23 seats to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republicans, there are few early indications as more polls close at 8 PM eastern time of a trend in either direction in the closely-watched races viewed by pundits as toss ups.
November 6, 2018, 6:12 PM EST
Stung by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s sharp criticism of one of Iran’s most powerful men, the head of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) hit back Tuesday, characterizing Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani as a heroic leader in the campaign against ISIS.
November 6, 2018, 4:29 AM EST
Of the 1,834 newcomers, 1,425 (77.7 percent) were Christians of various denominations, and 362 (19.7 percent) were Muslims (including Sunnis, Shi’ites and Ahmadis.) Ahmadi beliefs are deemed heretical by many mainstream Muslim clerics and outlawed in the criminal code of Pakistan – the country of origin of the 15 Ahmadi refugees admitted in October.
November 6, 2018, 4:23 AM EST
Visiting Iran on the eve of the reimposition of U.S. sanctions, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan met at the weekend with a man wanted in connection with a major act of international terrorism, and told students that if they persevere, they can be victorious over the foe they call “the Great Satan.”
November 5, 2018, 4:31 AM EST
Amid a show of Iranian defiance, the most significant set of U.S. sanctions that were eased as a result of the 2015 nuclear deal were being put back into place on Monday, a key piece in the Trump administration’s policy to diminish the threat posed by the regime.
November 5, 2018, 4:18 AM EST
Pakistani governments have a history of capitulating to radicals who threaten violence or unrest to demand concessions, and the new government of Prime Minister Imran Khan is proving no exception, as zealots seek to prevent the safe departure of a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy.
November 2, 2018, 4:25 AM EDT
If any migrant trying to storm the U.S.-Mexico border throws rocks at U.S. troops deployed there, President Trump said Thursday he’s told the military to respond as they would when faced with firearms.
November 1, 2018, 7:01 PM EDT
By large majorities, member-states of the United Nations on Thursday one by one voted down eight draft amendments proposed by the United States, highlighting human rights abuses by Cuba’s communist rulers.