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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March 25, 2019, 4:29 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks alongside Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil in Beirut. (Photo: State Department/Ron Przysucha)
March 22, 2019, 4:17 AM EDT
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. (Photo: Matty Stern/U.S. Embassy Jerusalem)
March 21, 2019, 7:15 PM EDT
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern lays flowers outside a mosque in Wellington on March 17, two days after the shooting. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images) (Updated)
March 21, 2019, 5:02 AM EDT
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu speaks alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Jerusalem on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. (Screen capture: YouTube)
March 21, 2019, 4:43 AM EDT
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani with senior IRGC officers. (Photo: Iranian Presidency)
March 20, 2019, 4:16 AM EDT
Assistant Secretary of State Yleem Poblete, the administration’s top arms-control official. (Photo: State Dep’t)
March 20, 2019, 4:03 AM EDT
(Photo: Turkish Presidency)
March 19, 2019, 4:53 AM EDT
U.N. Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer speaks at a 'rally for equal rights at the United Nations,' in Geneva on Monday. (Screen capture: UN Watch)
March 19, 2019, 4:26 AM EDT
A Russian Iskander missile. (Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images)
March 18, 2019, 4:24 AM EDT
Friday’s deadly attack on two mosques in New Zealand has given impetus to a campaign to persuade one of the rugby-mad country’s most beloved sporting franchises – the Crusaders rugby union team – to change its name.
March 17, 2019, 10:51 PM EDT
U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Scott Brown on Sunday expressed support for “our Muslim brothers and sisters” in the wake of Friday’s Christchurch mosque killings, and when asked about President Trump not having done the same, pointed out that he “is the president’s representative here.”
March 17, 2019, 6:50 PM EDT
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
March 16, 2019, 11:38 PM EDT
Women’s March co-leader Linda Sarsour came in for some flak on social media at the weekend after posting a tweet saying she was “triggered” by expressions of sympathy for the New Zealand mosque massacre from anyone who criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) recently for anti-Semitic remarks.
March 16, 2019, 4:28 PM EDT
New Zealand’s gun ownership laws have been more relaxed than those in many Western countries but that looks set to change after Friday’s deadly shooting in two mosques in Christchurch, which killed 50 people.
March 15, 2019, 1:12 AM EDT
Seven years after the Obama administration controversially handed over to Iraqi custody a veteran Hezbollah terrorist accused of executing Americans – only to see him released a year later – Israel says the wanted man now heads a Syria-based terror cell near its northern border.
March 15, 2019, 12:38 AM EDT
Forty-nine people have been killed in shootings at two separate mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayers, police have confirmed.
March 14, 2019, 11:53 PM EDT
On his first day on the campaign trail Thursday, Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke called for urgent action on climate change, and linked the leadership required to confront the issue with the storming of “the beaches in Normandy” in 1944.
March 14, 2019, 4:47 AM EDT
Michael Kozak, acting principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, briefs foreign media on Wednesday on the State Department’s annual human rights reports. (Screen capture: YouTube)
March 14, 2019, 4:27 AM EDT
Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh. (Photo by Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images) Irish Ambassador to the U.N. Geraldine Byrne Nason. (Photo: Dep’t of Foreign Affairs, Ireland)
March 13, 2019, 4:25 AM EDT
“We continue to say – because it is true – all options are on the table,” special envoy for Venezuela Elliott Abrams said Tuesday. “But they did not change yesterday.”