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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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19 Jun 2017

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria

BEIRUT Iran fired missiles on Sunday into eastern Syria, aiming at the bases of militant groups it holds responsible for attacks in Tehran which left 18 dead last week, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported.

31 May 2017

Rouhani faces pressure to improve human rights in Iran

BEIRUT In the week before the May 19 presidential election in Iran, the eventual victor, Hassan Rouhani, criticised the judiciary and the powerful Revolutionary Guards with rhetoric rarely heard in public in the Islamic republic. | Video

29 May 2017

Iranian hardliners accuse Rouhani of voter fraud, interference

Defeated hardline candidate Ebrahim Raisi has complained of voter fraud in Iran's presidential election and called on the judiciary and the election watchdog to investigate, the semi-official Fars news agency said on Monday.

27 May 2017

Senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard killed fighting IS in Iraq - Tasnim

BAGHDAD A senior commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) was killed fighting Islamic State west of the Iraqi city of Mosul, the Tehran-based Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday.

21 May 2017

Iraner stimmen für Präsident Ruhani und Reformen

Dubai/Beirut Die Iraner haben Präsident Hassan Ruhani mit großer Mehrheit wiedergewählt und für mehr Reformen gestimmt.

20 May 2017

Decisively re-elected, Rouhani defies hardliners, pledges to open Iran

DUBAI/BEIRUT President Hassan Rouhani pledged on Saturday to open Iran to the world and deliver freedoms its people have yearned for, throwing down a defiant challenge to his hardline opponents after securing a decisive re-election for a second term. | Video

17 May 2017

Rouhani warns Revolutionary Guards not to meddle in Iran election

BEIRUT President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday urged Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militia under its control not to meddle in Friday's presidential election, in a rare warning that underscored rising political tensions.

16 May 2017

Over 60 electoral 'violations' in run-up to Iran vote: judiciary

BEIRUT More than 60 "violations" linked to Friday's presidential and regional elections in Iran have occurred and two people have been arrested, the judiciary said, at a time of mounting tension between moderate and hardline factions.

16 May 2017

Iran hardliners join social media free-for-all before vote

BEIRUT The first picture shows a crowd of thousands packed into a central square in the city of Isfahan this week for a speech by hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the top challenger to President Hassan Rouhani in Friday's Iranian presidential election.

16 May 2017

Iran hardliners join social media free-for-all before vote

BEIRUT The first picture shows a crowd of thousands packed into a central square in the city of Isfahan this week for a speech by hardline cleric Ebrahim Raisi, the top challenger to President Hassan Rouhani in Friday's Iranian presidential election.

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