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Aziz El Yaakoubi

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

09 Jul 2018

Saudi-led coalition faces stalemate in Yemen's main port city

DUBAI A Saudi-led coalition has made no major gains in its offensive to wrest control of Yemen's Hodeidah port from the Iran-aligned Houthis, leaving it without the decisive increase in leverage it had sought against the group in U.N.-sponsored peace efforts.

21 Jun 2018

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port

AL-KHOKHA, Yemen A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen's main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war.

05 Jun 2018

Qatar accuses Saudis of reckless behavior as Arab row enters second year

DUBAI/DOHA Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of "reckless behavior" that is tearing apart a pro-Western Gulf bloc in the wake of a report that Riyadh threatened military action against Doha in a stand-off between regional powers.

24 May 2018

Bahrain government seeks deal with parliament on new subsidy system

DUBAI, May 24 Bahrain's cash-strapped government is in talks with parliament on a new subsidy system that would redirect some of the financial aid the government provides to its citizens, officials said.

13 May 2018

Bahrain bars members of opposition groups from standing in elections

DUBAI Bahrain's parliament approved a bill on Sunday barring members of dissolved opposition groups from running in elections, the latest step in a crackdown against dissent ahead of parliamentary polls this year.

09 Apr 2018

Facing tough fight in mountains, Saudi-led alliance focuses on Yemen's coast

AL-MOKHA, Yemen High-tech radar units stretch along the quay of this tiny Yemeni port and underwater fortifications have been built to block attacks from unmanned boats packed with explosives.

14 Mar 2018

Facing boycott, Qatar focuses on self-reliance in five-year plan

DUBAI Qatar launched a five-year development plan on Wednesday that focuses on making the tiny country more self-reliant in the face of a boycott by other Arab states.

12 Mar 2018

Menace of Houthi-laid landmines adds to Yemeni misery

AL-MOKHA, Yemen Yasser Yassin was driving along a road on Yemen's rugged Red Sea coast when a blast sent his Toyota Hilux flying into the air. | Video

11 Mar 2018

In a Yemeni town, hardship awaits displaced civilians

AL-MOKHA, Yemen It took Seham Ali Ibrahim one month to make the dangerous journey from her village near the frontline town of al-Heiss to the relative safety of Yemen's western coast areas, often travelling by foot across battle lines.

09 Jan 2018

Yemen's Houthis threaten to block Red Sea shipping lane

DUBAI Yemen's armed Houthi movement threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane if the Saudi-led coalition it is fighting keeps pushing towards the port of Hodeidah it controls, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported.

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