Author: Jessie Owen Payne
Jessie Owen Payne is the Media Director of The Philos Project. Jessie graduated from Bob Jones University in 2008 with a BA in Radio and Television Broadcasting and a minor in Public Relations Journalism. She interned with Entercom Communications while in college, did freelance writing for The Greenville News in South Carolina, and worked as a staff reporter and editor for The Springville Journal and, later, The Sun News outside Buffalo, NY. Jessie’s passions include fashion, photography and travel. She currently lives with her husband Drew and two children, Logan and Ashtyn, in Greenville, S.C.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, September 16, 2017
ISIS kills 84 near a southern Iraqi town, Israel endorses the Kurds’ independence and the deadline for the Iran nuclear deal is nigh. These stories & more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, September 2, 2017
The Iraqi government declares Tal Afar to be completely liberated from the Islamic State, and millions of Muslims head to Mecca. This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, August 26, 2017
The Islamic State loses major ground against coalition forces in Tal Afar, and Jared Kushner attempts to restart the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, August 19, 2017
The Islamic State claims responsibility for the Barcelona attack, two U.S. service members are killed in Iraq, and a Syrian lion gives birth. This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, August 12, 2017
Iran suspends soccer players for life after playing against Israel, a British soldier dies a hero’s death, and Iraq imposes a “heat day.” This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 29, 2017
Iran and Iraq sign a military agreement, a former U.S. Marine loses his life in Syria, and the Senate considers criminalizing Israeli boycotts.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 15, 2017
A historic water deal between the Israeli and Palestinian nations has been brokered, and the Pentagon confirms the death of the ISIS leader in Afghanistan.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 8, 2017
This week, Narendra Modi became the first sitting Indian prime minister to visit Israel and ISIS comes closer to losing the city of Mosul. This and more.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, July 1, 2017
Israel comes under fire for suspending a plan for a mixed-gender prayer area at the Western Wall and Mosul citizens celebrate Eid without the Islamic State.
Mideast Weekly RoundupSaturday, June 24, 2017
Jared Kushner seeks to restart peace talks in the Middle East, and former NFL quarterback Joe Montana visits Tel Aviv for “Touchdown in Israel.”