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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 Sep 2017

Armed group seeks legitimacy with Tripoli migrant deal, source says

ROME/TUNIS A powerful armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange for stopping migrant boats from leaving the coast of Sabratha for Italy, a senior group member said.

19 Sep 2017

U.N. seeks to rally foreign backing for new Libyan peace plan

TUNIS The United Nations is seeking to marshal international support this week for a new push to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

25 Aug 2017

Johnson visits Libyan strongman, backs ceasefire

TUNIS British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya's conflict.

22 Aug 2017

Exclusive - Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

TUNIS/ROME An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said.

07 Aug 2017

East Libyan city suffers as military forces tighten siege

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Residents of Derna in east Libya say they are facing critical shortages after Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened its longstanding siege around the city last week.

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.

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