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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

16 Jun 2017

Militant Saudi cleric survives assassination attempt in Syria

BEIRUT A Saudi Arabian cleric placed by Riyadh and its allies on a blacklist of people they call terrorists linked to Qatar said he survived assassination by a suicide bomber in Syria on Friday.

06 Jun 2017

U.S.-led coalition hits IS boats crossing Euphrates at Raqqa - spokesman

BEIRUT The U.S.-led coalition struck Islamic State fighters crossing the Euphrates to support their comrades in Raqqa on the first day of the battle to drive the jihadists from the city, the coalition's spokesman said on Tuesday.

17 May 2017

Ceaseless Middle East wars forcing change in approach to medical care

(This version of May 11 story has been refiled to fix typographical error in paragraph 13) | Video

17 May 2017

Ceaseless Middle East wars forcing change in approach to medical care

BEIRUT - The Middle East's protracted conflicts have caused a region-wide health crisis that goes beyond war wounds to heightened resistance to antibiotics and a collapse in vaccination drives, leading to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime.

28 Apr 2017

Israel strikes arms depot near Damascus airport - sources

AMMAN/BEIRUT Israeli warplanes struck a weapons supply hub operated by Lebanese group Hezbollah near Damascus airport on Thursday, targeting arms sent from Iran in commercial and military cargo aircraft, Syrian rebel and regional intelligence sources said. | Video

27 Mar 2017

U.S.-backed forces capture IS-held airport near Euphrates dam

BEIRUT/AMMAN A U.S.-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias on Sunday took a military airport in northern Syria held by Islamic State, close to the country's largest dam that may be in danger of collapse.

22 Mar 2017

Syrian rebels press major assault near Hama

BEIRUT Syrian rebels advanced to within a few kilometres of the government-held city of Hama on Wednesday in a major assault in the western region of Syria critically important to President Bashar al-Assad, a war monitor reported.

09 Mar 2017

Egypt reforms must focus on investment: World Bank

BEIRUT Egypt needs to implement economic reforms aimed at encouraging more private investment and moving away from subsidies toward targeted transfers for the poor, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday.

24 Feb 2017

Islamic State car bomb kills more than 50 in northwest Syria

BEIRUT/ISTANBUL An Islamic State car bomb killed more than 50 people on Friday in a Syrian village held by rebels, a war monitor said, a day after the jihadist group was driven from its last stronghold in the area. | Video

17 Feb 2017

Harsh Hezbollah words aim to draw 'red lines' for Trump - source

BEIRUT The Hezbollah leader's harsh words for Israel and U.S. President Donald Trump this week were aimed at drawing "red lines" to prevent any threatening action against Lebanon or the group, a source familiar with the group's thinking said on Friday.

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