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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 Oct 2017

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa freed after four years in Egypt jail

CAIRO Egyptian authorities have released high-profile Irish detainee Ibrahim Halawa following his acquittal last month of charges including murder, in a four-year mass trial criticised by human rights groups.

28 Sep 2017

Islamic State's Baghdadi, in undated audio, urges militants to keep fighting

CAIRO Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has exhorted followers across the world to wage attacks against the West and to keep fighting in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

30 Aug 2017

Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth

CAIRO Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development.

10 Aug 2017

Egypt inflation surges to 35 percent in July after subsidy cuts

CAIRO Egypt's key inflation rates soared to multi-decade highs on Thursday on the back of energy subsidy cuts agreed with the International Monetary Fund as a condition of its $12 billion three-year loan.

12 Jun 2017

Egypt bans scores of news websites in growing censorship crackdown

CAIRO An often fiery government critic, Egyptian journalist Khaled al-Balshi has been arrested, had his operations monitored, and staff harassed by police for years. Yet his website Al-Bedaiah, a rare dissident voice in Egypt, had never been touched.

14 Mar 2017

Money for garbage? Cairo kiosks buy recyclable material

CAIRO Cairo residents are being offered money in exchange for their recyclable garbage, as part of efforts to clean the city's streets and reduce the enormous landfill waste produced in the teeming metropolis of 22 million.

02 Mar 2017

Egyptian researchers turn shrimp shells into biodegradable plastic

CAIRO Researchers at Egypt's Nile University are developing a way to turn dried shrimp shells that would otherwise be thrown away into thin films of biodegradable plastic they hope will be used to make eco-friendly grocery bags and packaging. | Video

15 Feb 2017

Contemporary art brings life to Cairo's City of the Dead

CAIRO On a winding road leading into Cairo's City of the Dead, a cartoon mouse with round ears and green eyes adorns the shop fronts and walls of the mausoleums where thousands of Egyptians live among the gravestones.

27 Oct 2016

China's CFLD to finalize new Egyptian capital deal by year-end

CAIRO China Fortune Land Development Company (CFLD) expects to finalize its $20 billion deal to develop part of Egypt's new capital by the end of 2016 and break ground early next year, a partner on the project told Reuters.

26 Oct 2016

Congested Cairo to become regional hub for Uber

CAIRO Ride-hailing service Uber [UBER.UL] plans to make Cairo a regional hub with an investment of more than $50 million in the next two years, building on its breakneck growth in the infamously traffic-clogged city, its Egypt general manager said.

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