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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.

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04 Sep 2017

Libyan forces attack Islamic State near former stronghold

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they had launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters after the militants made incursions south and east of their former coastal stronghold of Sirte.

24 Aug 2017

As guns fall silent, Benghazi residents return to battered homes

BENGHAZI, Libya Two months after the dominant military force in eastern Libya declared victory in a campaign to retake Benghazi, Hassan al-Zawy is living rough in his home in the district that witnessed the city's last major battle.

15 Aug 2017

Libya's Sharara oilfield output dropped after security breaches: engineer

BENGHAZI, Libya Production at Libya's Sharara oilfield dropped to between 130,000 and 150,000 barrels per day (bpd), from about 280,000 bpd, because of recent security breaches, an engineer who works at the field said on Tuesday.

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.

06 Jul 2017

Libya's eastern commander declares victory in battle for Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's eastern commander Khalifa Haftar said on Wednesday his forces had taken full control of Libya's second city Benghazi from rival armed groups after a three-year campaign.

29 Jun 2017

Foreign medics give children life-saving surgery in Libya's Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya A team of foreign doctors has arrived the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit to a country where healthcare is in tatters.

29 Jun 2017

Foreign medics give children life-saving surgery in Libya's Benghazi

A team of foreign doctors has arrived the war-torn Libyan city of Benghazi to carry out heart surgery on at least 30 young children during a month-long flying visit to a country where healthcare is in tatters.

11 Jun 2017

Gaddafi's son Saif freed in Libya, whereabouts unclear - lawyer

BENGHAZI, Libya Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has been freed by an armed group in western Libya where he had been held since shortly after the 2011 revolt against his late father, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, one of his lawyers and the brigade involved said. | Video

03 Jun 2017

East Libyan forces advance in strategic oasis towns

BENGHAZI, Libya Forces loyal to Libya's eastern-based Libyan National Army (LNA) said on Friday that they had moved into strategic oasis towns in the central desert region of Jufra, clashing with rival factions after conducting heavy air strikes in the area overnight.

28 May 2017

Egypt launches second day of Libyan air strikes after attack on Christians

CAIRO/BENGHAZI Egypt launched a fresh round of air strikes over Libya on Saturday, Egyptian military sources and an eyewitness told Reuters, targeting militant camps it said were responsible for a shooting spree that killed dozens of Egyptian Christians.

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