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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

12 Sep 2017

Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

DUBAI The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar - and the gloves are off.

06 Sep 2017

Yemen's Saleh keeps friend and foe guessing after skirmish with Houthi allies

DUBAI Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh appears to have patched up a violent rift with his allies in the armed Houthi movement, but the drama has left friends and foe alike wondering anew at the wily political survivor's next move.

29 Aug 2017

UAE criticises 'colonial' role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates urged Iran and Turkey on Tuesday to end what it called their "colonial" actions in Syria, signalling unease about diminishing Gulf Arab influence in the war.

24 Aug 2017

Pro-Houthi fighters call powerful Yemen ally 'evil', escalating feud

DUBAI Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

23 Aug 2017

Pro-Houthi fighters call powerful Yemen ally 'evil', escalating feud

DUBAI Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

20 Aug 2017

New warning as Yemen warring parties face internal strife

DUBAI Internal strains afflicting both sides in Yemen's conflict have deepened, as the U.N. warned that the failure of the country's political elites to settle their differences has prolonged the suffering of millions already beset by famine and disease.

15 Aug 2017

In Iran, Islamic State seeks to fan militancy among minorities

LONDON/DUBAI Islamic State is seeking to radicalise disaffected ethnic minorities in majority Shi'ite Iran to encourage attacks intended to avenge Tehran's offensive against the group across the Middle East.

03 Jul 2017

Saudi Arabia, allies give Qatar two more days to accept demands

DUBAI/DOHA Four Arab states which accuse Qatar of supporting terrorism agreed to extend until late on Tuesday a deadline for Doha to comply with a list of demands, as U.S. President Donald Trump voiced concern to both sides about the dispute. | Video

11 Jun 2017

Qatar willing to listen to Gulf concerns, Kuwait says

DUBAI/DOHA Qatar is ready to listen to the concerns of Gulf Arab states that have cut diplomatic and economic ties, Kuwait said on Sunday, as it tried to mediate a solution to the worst regional crisis in years.

09 Jun 2017

Feud over Qatar deepens conflicts across Arab world

DUBAI/TUNIS The ostracism of Qatar by other powerful Arab states is deepening divisions between their respective allies vying for influence in wars and political struggles from Libya to Yemen.

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