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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

10 Oct 2017

Activist dedicates rights award to 'tortured, imprisoned' Egyptians

CAIRO An Egyptian activist who is under criminal investigation for his human rights work on Tuesday dedicated an international rights award to the thousands of Egyptians he said had been tortured or imprisoned since veteran ruler Hosni Mubarak was overthrown.

06 Oct 2017

Rainbow raids - Egypt launches its widest anti-gay crackdown yet

CAIRO Sarah Hegazy has been jailed, beaten by inmates, and could face a life sentence in an Egyptian prison if found guilty of "promoting sexual deviancy" and other charges tied to her alleged crime: waving a rainbow flag at a concert.

02 Oct 2017

Egypt arrests dozens in crackdown on gays

CAIRO Egypt has arrested 22 people in the past three days as part of a crackdown on gays after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert, activists and rights groups said on Monday.

02 Oct 2017

Egypt arrests dozens in crackdown on gays

CAIRO, Oct 2 Egypt has arrested 22 people in the past three days as part of a crackdown on gays after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert, activists and rights groups said on Monday.

14 Sep 2017

Lawyer assisting in murdered Italian student investigation detained in Egypt

CAIRO An Egyptian lawyer who is helping investigate the case of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni was prevented from flying to a U.N. conference and detained by a special prosecutor, his supporters and a security source said.

13 Sep 2017

Kurds will find it hard to implement independence, says Iraqi FM

CAIRO Iraqi Kurdish leaders must be prepared to face the consequences if they unilaterally declare independence and find implementation more difficult than they expected, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said on Wednesday.

23 Aug 2017

Egypt's Sisi meets Kushner after U.S. holds back aid

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met U.S. presidential adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday after the United States decided to withhold millions of dollars in aid.

19 Jul 2017

Egypt's Sisi appoints new head for judicial body that defied him

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appointed on Wednesday a new chief for a judicial body that defied him by blocking a controversial border treaty with Saudi Arabia, in what some judges said was an assault on judicial independence.

18 Jul 2017

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands

CAIRO Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting.

17 Jul 2017

Egypt ends visa-free entry for Qataris, insists Doha meets demands

CAIRO Egypt will end visa-free entry for Qatari nationals with some exceptions, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, the latest measure taken against Doha which Cairo and three Gulf governments are boycotting.

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