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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.

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22 Feb 2018

Pakistan Supreme Court rules ousted PM Sharif cannot lead his party

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court disqualified him as the country's leader over unreported income.

21 Feb 2018

Pakistan given 3-month reprieve over terrorist financing watchlist - minister

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has been given a three-month reprieve by a global watchdog over a U.S.-led motion to put the South Asian country on a terrorist financing watchlist, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said late on Tuesday.

20 Feb 2018

Seized, but not ceased - Banned charities pose challenge for Pakistan

RAWALPINDI/MURIDKE, Pakistan The vast network of Islamist charities taken over last week by Pakistan's government includes a horse-breeding stable, a fleet of 4x4 trucks, a swimming academy, martial arts classes and tens of thousands of staff and volunteers.

14 Feb 2018

Pakistan bans charities linked to founder of militant group

ISLAMABAD Pakistan banned two charities linked to the founder of an Islamist militant group on Wednesday, just days before a global watchdog is due to vote on a U.S.-backed motion to put Islamabad on a watchlist for failing to curb terrorist financing.

13 Feb 2018

U.S. pushes motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

ISLAMABAD The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money-laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

13 Feb 2018

Exclusive - U.S. tables motion to put Pakistan on global terrorist-financing watchlist

ISLAMABAD The United States has put forward a motion to place Pakistan on a global terrorist-financing watchlist with an anti-money laundering monitoring group, according to a senior Pakistani official.

01 Feb 2018

Pakistan extends Afghan refugees' stay for only 60 days

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government has extended the stay of Afghan refugees in the country for 60 days, a shorter-than-recommended time that revives fears Islamabad is preparing a forced return of hundreds of thousands to violence-plagued Afghanistan.

31 Jan 2018

Pakistan recommends five-month extension for Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani government ministry recommended on Wednesday that Afghan refugees be given a five-month extension of their stay, dispelling fears that a large-scale repatriation back to violence-plagued Afghanistan was imminent.

25 Jan 2018

U.S. dismisses Pakistani assertion that American missiles hit Afghan refugees

ISLAMABAD The United States on Thursday dismissed a Pakistani allegation that an American drone had fired missiles at an Afghan refugee camp in Kurram district, in the lawless regions bordering Afghanistan.

03 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Pakistan plans takeover of charities run by Islamist figure U.S. has targeted

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government plans to seize control of charities and financial assets linked to Islamist leader Hafiz Saeed, who Washington has designated a terrorist, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters. | Video

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