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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 Dec 2017

Iraq oil minister says Kirkuk oil swap deal with Iran is for one year

KUWAIT Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday that a deal signed with Tehran to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil is for one year and subject to renewal.

05 Dec 2017

Gulf rulers boycotting Qatar skip annual summit

KUWAIT Qatar's Emir said on Tuesday he hoped a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait would help maintain stability in the region, Al-Jazeera TV said, though three Arab heads of state involved in a rift with Qatar stayed away.

13 Nov 2017

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests: sources

KUWAIT CITY/DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have been told by the central bank to provide account details relating to some Saudi Arabian nationals, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.

19 Sep 2017

Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for North Korean workers

DOHA/KUWAIT North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States.

28 Aug 2017

U.N.'s Guterres sees no pressure from Yemen coalition on child rights report

DUBAI The United Nations faces "no pressure" from a Saudi-led coalition over a draft U.N. report on child deaths in Yemen, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid rising concern over civilian casualties from the alliance's air raids. | Video

18 Jul 2017

Oil cuts working, market in balance by end-March: Kuwait minister

KUWAIT The world oil market is taking longer than expected to rebalance but the glut should go by the end of March and OPEC need not take further action to curb supplies for now, Kuwait's oil minister said.

06 Jul 2017

Fire at Kuwait's Avenues Mall construction site contained: KUNA

KUWAIT/DUBAI A fire that broke out at Kuwait's The Avenues Mall, where construction work is being done to expand the shopping complex, has been brought under control, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.

02 Jul 2017

Kuwait banks don't plan to withdraw Qatar deposits: official source

DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have no intention of withdrawing their deposits and investments from Qatar, a Kuwaiti official source told Reuters on Sunday.

02 Apr 2017

U.N. calls on Gulf countries to do more to help Syrian refugees

KUWAIT A senior United Nations refugee official on Sunday called on Gulf Arab states to give more to help Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying she saw little sign that the crisis would end any time soon.

05 Dec 2016

Kuwait's anti-austerity lawmakers threaten reform plans

KUWAIT A parliament packed with lawmakers who oppose wage cuts and taxes, and who want to keep Kuwait's sumptuous welfare state intact, is threatening the government's attempts to close a gaping budget deficit.

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