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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

10 Oct 2017

Algeria's Sonatrach faces struggle to satisfy clients, says CEO

ALGIERS, Oct 10 Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach is facing difficulties meeting clients' demands for gas exports, its chief executive said on Tuesday, citing unwieldy beaucracy and the need to attract more foreign expertise.

03 Oct 2017

Algeria to amend energy law before year-end - Sonatrach source

ALGIERS, Oct 3 Algeria plans to amend its energy law before the end of the year as the OPEC producer tries to attract more foreign companies, a senior source at state energy firm Sonatrach told Reuters.

15 Aug 2017

Algeria recalls veteran crisis manager Ouyahia as Prime Minister

ALGIERS Algeria's presidency has recalled veteran crisis manager Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, a job he first held in the 1990s when Algeria was battling an Islamist insurgency.

02 Aug 2017

Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row

ALGIERS Algeria has resumed the repatriation of migrants from Niger who have no legal right to reside in Algeria after a break of several weeks, a Red Crescent official said on Wednesday.

26 Jul 2017

Algeria busts Islamic State cell led by veteran militant - security source

ALGIERS Algerian police have broken up an Islamic State militant cell led by a former al Qaeda commander convicted in France more than a decade ago for planning an attempted bombing in Strasbourg, a security source said on Wednesday.

03 Jul 2017

Algeria to grant legal status to African migrants amid worker shortages, racism

ALGIERS Algeria plans to grant residency rights and job permits to illegal African migrants, responding to a shortage of workers in farming and construction while also seeking to combat a surge in racist sentiment.

24 May 2017

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

ALGIERS Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total ; it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups.

05 May 2017

Algeria's ruling FLN, allies win majority after vote marked by apathy

ALGIERS Algeria's ruling National Liberation Front party and allies won a majority in a parliamentary election overshadowed by questions over President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's health and reforms to tackle the financial crunch from lower oil prices.

28 Apr 2017

Algeria defends Ahmadiyah sect arrests, community says vilified

ALGIERS Algeria's government has rejected accusations from rights groups that it persecuted the Ahmadiyah religious sect during a recent spate of arrests, saying those detained were targeted for breaking the law not for their beliefs.

19 Apr 2017

Algeria Islamists cause upset with "faceless" election posters

ALGIERS Two Islamist opposition parties in Algeria have posted faceless portraits of female candidates for May's legislative election, upsetting state authorities which have ordered them to show the faces or be barred from the ballot.

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