Author: Jessie Owen Payne

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.

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State

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Islamic State claims responsibility for the London attack and a Baghdad bombing, and the Senate proposes new sanctions against Iran.

U.N.

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, March 18, 2017

Amal Clooney asks the U.N. to investigate Islamic State atrocities in Iraq, and the Syrian civil war enters its seventh year. These stories and more.

Order

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, March 11, 2017

President Donald Trump signs a new executive order limiting travel to the U.S., and Israel bans BDS supporters from the country. These stories and more.

Syrian

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, March 4, 2017

A Syrian documentary and an Iranian drama win Academy Awards, and victories are claimed in Mosul and Palmyra. These stories and more.

week

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, February 25, 2017

This week, the headlines in our Middle East Roundup take you from Turkey to Saudi Arabia and everywhere in between. Catch up on the latest news now.

president

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, February 18, 2017

The president declines to endorse a two-state solution, the Syrian government is accused of using chemical warfare, and Hamas names a new leader.

court

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, February 11, 2017

A circuit court upholds a restraining order blocking the president’s immigration order, and Israel passes a controversial settlements law. This and more.

Trump's

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, February 4, 2017

A U.S. commando is killed in a mission in Yemen, and Iran bans American athletes from international event in retaliation for Donald Trump’s executive order.

immigration

10 Things To Know About Trump’s Refugee Order

By Jessie Owen Payne Monday, January 30, 2017

Here are the facts that you need to know about President Donald Trump’s new and very controversial executive order limiting immigration to the United States.

Trump

Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, January 28, 2017

Catch up on the news out of the Middle East – including the Trump Administration’s response to Obama’s $221 million payment to Palestine.