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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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20 Oct 2017

Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after U.S. drone kills leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favourite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group's chief.

17 Oct 2017

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

17 Oct 2017

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills five on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 17 A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, government and militant sources said on Tuesday, days after a Canadian-American couple held hostage by the Taliban were freed from the same area.

15 Oct 2017

Afghan Taliban deny former hostage's claims of murder, rape

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012.

11 Oct 2017

New Afghan peace talks expected in Oman but Taliban participation unclear

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States will meet in Oman next week to discuss reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, an Afghan official and a Pakistani foreign ministry source said on Wednesday.

17 Sep 2017

Pakistani Taliban says behind deadly blast in tribal region

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The militant Pakistani Taliban group said it carried out an attack on Sunday that killed five people in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan.

15 Sep 2017

Suspected U.S. drone strike targets militants in Pakistan, regional official says

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suspected U.S. drone strike killed three people in the tribal area of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border on Friday, a senior regional official said, in what Afghan Taliban sources say was an attack targeting a Haqqani network militant.

16 Aug 2017

Afghan Taliban warns Trump against sending in more troops

KABUL The Taliban told U.S. President Donald Trump in an open letter on Tuesday that the military situation in Afghanistan was "far worse than you realize", and sending in more troops would be self-destructive. | Video

22 Jul 2017

Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said.

19 Jun 2017

With celebratory gunfire and sweets, cricket-obsessed Pakistanis savour victory over India

PESHAWAR/QUETTA, Pakistan Cricket-obsessed Pakistanis flooded onto the streets draped in their national green and white flag in celebration on Sunday after their national team trounced arch-foe India in the Champions Trophy final.

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