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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

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.

11 Apr 2017

Libya's Sharara oilfield shut again as pipeline blocked: sources

LONDON/BENGHAZI, Libya Production at Libya's Sharara oilfield has been halted after an unknown group blocked a pipeline just one week after a previous shutdown, a Libyan oil source and a field engineer told Reuters on Monday.

21 Mar 2017

East Libyan forces say they will investigate Benghazi abuses

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS An eastern Libyan force says it will investigate abuses by its troops after images showing the public display of corpses and allegations of summary killings surfaced with the end of a siege in Benghazi last week.

19 Mar 2017

East Libyan army takes rivals' final holdout in southwest Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they captured the final holdout of Islamist-led rivals in the southwest of Benghazi on Saturday, ending weeks of resistance by fighters camped in a cluster of apartment blocks. | Video

17 Mar 2017

Little new damage found as east Libyan forces push to secure oil ports

RAS LANUF, Libya A broken down truck and a tank lie by the side of the road in the sand, and overturned boxes are strewn across the floor of a firefighting station.

15 Mar 2017

East Libyan forces recapture oil ports

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said they had regained control on Tuesday of the major oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider from a rival faction that seized them earlier this month and were pursuing their opponents into the desert.

13 Mar 2017

Libyan NOC official warns of force majeure at oil ports as rivals mobilise

BENGHAZI, Libya A senior official at Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) warned on Monday of a possible declaration of force majeure at the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals, as air strikes continued and rival forces mobilised fighters in the area.

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