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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

27 Nov 2017

Little prospect of Syria peace progress seen in Geneva talks

BEIRUT A breakthrough in U.N.-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva this week seems hardly more likely than in seven failed earlier rounds as President Bashar al-Assad pushes for total military victory and his opponents stick by their demand he leave power.

15 Nov 2017

Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT France said on Wednesday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who Lebanon's president says is being held hostage by Saudi Arabia, will visit France with his family in coming days.

14 Nov 2017

HINTERGRUND-Wie Saudi-Arabiens Kronprinz das Königshaus säubert

Beirut/Riad Der erste Hinweis darauf, dass etwas nicht stimmt, kam mit einem Brief. Am 4. November teilte das Hotel Ritz Carlton in Riad seinen Gästen mit, dass der normale Hotelbetrieb wegen einer unvorhergesehenen Buchung der Behörden vorübergehend eingestellt werden müsse.

13 Nov 2017

Lebanon's Hariri shackled by bigger outside forces

BEIRUT Nothing so encapsulated the political shackles in which Saad al-Hariri has operated as Lebanon's prime minister as the way he resigned in a televised statement made from Saudi Arabia.

12 Nov 2017

A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

BEIRUT/RIYADH The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter.

12 Nov 2017

A house divided - How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

BEIRUT/RIYADH The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter.

09 Nov 2017

Syria declares victory over Islamic State

BEIRUT Syria's army declared victory over Islamic State on Thursday, saying its capture of the jihadists' last town in the country marked the collapse of their three-year, hardline reign in the region.

08 Nov 2017

Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria - commander

BEIRUT Syria's army and its allies, spearheaded by Lebanon's Hezbollah, captured Islamic State's last stronghold in Syria on Wednesday, a commander in the alliance said, bringing the self-declared caliphate close to complete downfall.

07 Nov 2017

Lebanon's Hariri visits UAE as home crisis escalates

BEIRUT Lebanon's outgoing prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, made a brief visit to the United Arab Emirates from Saudi Arabia on Tuesday despite a deepening crisis back home and a rise in regional tensions triggered by his surprise resignation.

05 Nov 2017

Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia forced Lebanese PM to quit

BEIRUT Lebanon's Shi'ite Hezbollah group on Sunday accused Saudi Arabia of forcing Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri to quit, and called for calm in an effort to contain the political crisis unleashed by his resignation.

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