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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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, 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.”

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, June 17, 2017

An Iranian ship points a laser at a United States Marine Corps helicopter and Congress levies new sanctions against Iran and Russia. These stories and more.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, June 10, 2017

UNICEF warns that thousands of children are in extreme danger in Mosul, and the World Health Organization cautions of polio, cholera outbreaks.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, June 3, 2017

This past week, ISIS claimed responsibility for the murder of 29 Coptic Christians, and an Army Ranger loses his life in Syria. This and more.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, May 27, 2017

The United States moves closer to stronger sanctions against Iran, and President Donald Trump visits the Holy Land. These stories and more.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, May 6, 2017

President Donald Trump hosts the Palestinian Authority leader, and a new off-Broadway musical pokes fun at the Iraq War. These stories and more.

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The Region: Abbas’ Visit to Washington & Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations

By Jessie Owen Payne Thursday, May 4, 2017

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with President Donald Trump in Washington on May 3 for their first face-to-face talks since…

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Meet the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute Participants

By Jessie Owen Payne

Meet the 22 young men and women who will participate in the 2017 Philos Leadership Institute, a once-in-a-lifetime experience offered by The Philos Project.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 29, 2017

The United Nations comes under fire for electing Saudi Arabia to its women’s rights commission. This story and more in our Middle East news roundup.

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Mideast Weekly Roundup

By Jessie Owen Payne Saturday, April 22, 2017

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is disqualified from running for office again and the Trump Administration revisits the nuclear deal.