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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 Nov 2017

Facing graft probe, Pakistan Finance Minister relieved of duties

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his duties, local media said on Wednesday, following speculation about his future after he failed to appear in court to answer corruption charges.

17 Nov 2017

Pakistan issues 'last warning' to Islamists blocking entrance to capital

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's government on Friday issued a final warning to members of a hard-line Islamist party who have blocked a main road into the capital since last week, raising fears of a violent clash as they refuse to budge.

17 Nov 2017

Pakistan issues 'last warning' to Islamists blocking route into capital

ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities issued a final warning on Friday to members of an Islamist party blocking a main road into the capital, raising fears of a violent clash.

14 Nov 2017

Pakistan police arrest dozens from Islamist party blocking entrance to capital

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani police have arrested dozens of members of a hard-line Islamist party that has blocked a main entrance to the capital since last week, a provincial spokesman said, in the latest confrontation between religious activists and authorities.

13 Nov 2017

Militants cross from Afghanistan, kill two Pakistani soldiers - army

ISLAMABAD Militants have crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan and killed a Pakistani army officer and a soldier, the Pakistani military said on Monday.

03 Nov 2017

Pakistan's ex-PM appears in court for trial over finances

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif attended an anti-corruption trial on Friday ordered by the country's Supreme Court when it removed him from office earlier this year.

27 Oct 2017

'Death to blasphemers' increasing as political rallying cry in Pakistan

SWABI, Pakistan Three police officers stand daily guard at the tomb of Pakistani student Mashal Khan to prevent religious hardliners from fulfilling threats to blow up the grave of the 23-year-old beaten to death over rumours he blasphemed against Islam.

19 Oct 2017

Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed.

16 Oct 2017

Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

16 Oct 2017

Four nations meet to resume stalled Afghan peace talks in Oman

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States met in Oman on Monday to try to find ways of reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, two officials in Pakistan's foreign ministry said.

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