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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

07 Sep 2018

Syrian trade fair shows road to recovery still strewn with debris of war

DAMASCUS Syria's government is showcasing its ambitions for economic recovery and engagement with foreign business at a trade fair, but glimpses of devastated districts nearby show how far off full-scale reconstruction remains.

05 Sep 2018

Shells hit Syria's Idlib as rebels brace for assault

BEIRUT The Syrian military shelled the last stronghold of active rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as a war monitor said insurgents blew up another bridge in anticipation of a government offensive.

05 Sep 2018

Syrian and Russian warplanes pound Idlib before talks - monitor

BEIRUT/ANKARA Russian and Syrian jets hammered a major rebel stronghold on Tuesday, a war monitor said, days before leaders of Russia, Iran and Turkey meet to discuss an expected Syrian government offensive that could spark a humanitarian disaster.

04 Sep 2018

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

BEIRUT As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies. | Video

04 Sep 2018

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

BEIRUT As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies. | Video

02 Sep 2018

Long reach of U.S. sanctions hits Syria reconstruction

BEIRUT, Sept 2 As Syrian President Bashar al-Assad attempts to turn military success into postwar reconstruction, Western sanctions are a major obstacle that could scare off foreign companies.

29 Aug 2018

Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault - source

BEIRUT Syrian government forces are preparing a phased offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib and surrounding areas, the last big rebel enclave, a source close to Damascus said on Wednesday.

01 Jul 2018

Rebel-held Syrian town to accept Assad's rule - pro-government media

AMMAN/BEIRUT A major insurgent-held town in southwestern Syria has accepted the return of President Bashar al-Assad's rule, pro-government media and a war monitor said on Sunday, though some local activists and rebels disputed a deal had been completed. | Video

30 Jun 2018

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

AMMAN/BEIRUT A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee. | Video

23 Jun 2018

Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

BEIRUT Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

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