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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

19 Sep 2017

Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for North Korean workers

DOHA/KUWAIT North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States.

28 Aug 2017

U.N.'s Guterres sees no pressure from Yemen coalition on child rights report

DUBAI The United Nations faces "no pressure" from a Saudi-led coalition over a draft U.N. report on child deaths in Yemen, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid rising concern over civilian casualties from the alliance's air raids. | Video

18 Jul 2017

Oil cuts working, market in balance by end-March: Kuwait minister

KUWAIT The world oil market is taking longer than expected to rebalance but the glut should go by the end of March and OPEC need not take further action to curb supplies for now, Kuwait's oil minister said.

06 Jul 2017

Fire at Kuwait's Avenues Mall construction site contained: KUNA

KUWAIT/DUBAI A fire that broke out at Kuwait's The Avenues Mall, where construction work is being done to expand the shopping complex, has been brought under control, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.

02 Jul 2017

Kuwait banks don't plan to withdraw Qatar deposits: official source

DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have no intention of withdrawing their deposits and investments from Qatar, a Kuwaiti official source told Reuters on Sunday.

02 Apr 2017

U.N. calls on Gulf countries to do more to help Syrian refugees

KUWAIT A senior United Nations refugee official on Sunday called on Gulf Arab states to give more to help Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying she saw little sign that the crisis would end any time soon.

05 Dec 2016

Kuwait's anti-austerity lawmakers threaten reform plans

KUWAIT A parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait's sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government's attempts to close a gaping budget deficit.

04 Dec 2016

Kuwait Energy aiming to close RBL loan of up to $100 mln by year-end - sources

DUBAI, Dec 4 Kuwait Energy plans to close by the end of this year a reserve-based lending (RBL) loan facility of up to $100 million, sources familiar with the situation said.

27 Nov 2016

Kuwaiti opposition win big in anti-austerity vote

KUWAIT Opposition candidates are estimated to have won around 20 seats out of 50 in Kuwaiti elections that saw most parliament members replaced, in a vote analysts said reflects anger at austerity measures to curb a budget deficit.

27 Nov 2016

Kuwaitis vote in austerity-focused poll, energised by opposition

KUWAIT Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in an election energised by the participation of opposition candidates for the first time since 2012 and focused on recent government austerity measures aimed at tackling the oil-rich nation's deficit. | Video

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