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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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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.

20 May 2017

Death toll rises in southern Libya attack, defence minister suspended

BENGHAZI, Libya A spokesman for east Libyan armed forces said on Friday that as many as 141 people had been killed a day earlier in an attack on a southern air base, and the head of Libya's United Nations-backed government suspended his defence minister pending an investigation into the incident.

19 May 2017

Dozens killed in renewed clashes between factions in Libya's south

BENGHAZI, Libya At least 60 people were killed as rival Libyan forces clashed at a southern air base on Thursday, medical and military officials said, dimming hopes that tensions in the area can be calmed.

16 May 2017

Libyan commander stages show of force on Benghazi campaign anniversary

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar staged a large military parade on Tuesday for the third anniversary of his campaign to control Benghazi, as his troops fight to secure two last districts in Libya's second city.

02 May 2017

Rival Libyan kingpins break the ice in Abu Dhabi

BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's eastern military commander met the head of its U.N.-backed government on Tuesday, ending a 16-month standoff that has undermined diplomatic efforts to unify a country riven by factional fighting since 2011.

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