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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

21 Jul 2017

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

20 Jul 2017

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

19 Jul 2017

After long Benghazi campaign, Libyan commander eyes capital

TUNIS Buoyed by the end of a long military campaign in Benghazi and new signs of foreign support, Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar has been signalling his intent to extend his power to the capital, Tripoli.

18 Jul 2017

Libya's U.N.-backed government moves to take control of wealth fund

TUNIS Libya's U.N.-backed government has formed a board of trustees and appointed directors for the country's contested sovereign wealth fund, moves opposed by others who lay claim to the key financial institution.

10 Jul 2017

Libya's humanitarian situation must be factor in any talk of curbing oil output: NOC

TUNIS Libya's political, humanitarian and economic problems must be considered in any discussions about capping the country's rising oil production, the head of the National Oil Corporation (NOC) said on Monday.

30 Jun 2017

U.N. resolution targets Libyan fuel smugglers

TUNIS The U.N. Security Council has extended sanctions on illegal oil exports from Libya to cover refined petroleum products as well, in a bid to stem rampant smuggling of subsidised fuel by sea.

27 Jun 2017

Hundreds of fighters from Chad, Darfur feeding off Libya's turmoil - report

TUNIS Hundreds of fighters from Chad and Sudan's Darfur region are feeding off instability in Libya, battling for rival factions, seeking to build rebel movements and engaging in banditry and arms trafficking, Geneva-based researchers said on Tuesday.

26 Jun 2017

EU effort to halt migrants founders in Libya's chaos

TRIPOLI When Libya's coastguard received the first of a long-awaited batch of patrol boats from Italy last month, two of the four vessels still had mechanical problems and one broke down on the way to Tripoli.

09 Jun 2017

Covert Emirati support gave East Libyan air power key boost - U.N. report

TUNIS Emirati assistance that violates a U.N. arms embargo has significantly boosted air power for forces loyal to Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, a report by U.N. investigators published on Friday said.

09 Jun 2017

Feud over Qatar deepens conflicts across Arab world

DUBAI/TUNIS The ostracism of Qatar by other powerful Arab states is deepening divisions between their respective allies vying for influence in wars and political struggles from Libya to Yemen.

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