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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

15 Aug 2017

Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing.

11 May 2017

Bribes hotline snag is symbol of stalled Nigerian graft campaign

LAGOS Large billboards at Lagos airport urge travellers to call a hotline to report officials asking for bribes. But there is a problem with this attempt to fight the corruption that plagues Africa's biggest economy.

26 Apr 2017

For some Mosul men, escape leads straight to the interrogator

HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?"

25 Apr 2017

A walk through western Mosul

IRAQ, Mosul Inside are tattered curtains, crumbling walls and torn up floors. Outside is a near ghost town.

24 Apr 2017

As war wrecks ancient Iraq, Erbil works to rebuild citadel

ERBIL, Iraq High on a rocky outcrop, just 50 miles from the fighting that is wrecking historic sites across Iraq, workers are busy laying out floor tiles, determined to save at least one ancient structure amidst the turmoil.

21 Apr 2017

Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

DOHA/BAGHDAD Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.

21 Apr 2017

Resentment festers in Mosul: just ask Saddam Hussein

MOSUL, Iraq If you want to hear the resentment people of Mosul feel now that Iraqi forces have driven Islamic State out of most of the city, you should talk to Saddam Hussein.

20 Apr 2017

Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition opposes Kurds' independence referendum

CAIRO, Egypt/ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Shi'ite ruling coalition would oppose Kurdish plans to hold a referendum on independence after the defeat of Islamic State, its president, Ammar al-Hakim, has said.

20 Apr 2017

"We want to be happy" - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle IS

MOSUL, Iraq Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and Christians in Mosul, Iraqi violinist Ameen Mukdad on Wednesday held a small concert in the city he was forced to flee by Islamic State militants.

19 Apr 2017

'We want to be happy' - Iraqi violinist plays in Mosul as troops battle Islamic State

MOSUL, Iraq Amid the bombed-out ruins of an ancient site revered by both Muslims and Christians in Mosul, Iraqi violinist Ameen Mukdad on Wednesday held a small concert in the city he was forced to flee by Islamic State militants.

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