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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

16 Nov 2017

Suicide bomber kills nine near Afghan political meeting

KABUL A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital near a meeting of supporters of an influential regional leader on Thursday killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.

21 Oct 2017

Suicide bombers attack two Afghan mosques, at least 72 dead

KABUL Suicide bombers attacked two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 72 people including children, officials and witnesses said. | Video

19 Oct 2017

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base - officials

KABUL The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.

11 Oct 2017

Afghanistan election plans face political, technical test

KABUL Less than a year before Afghanistan is due to hold much-delayed parliamentary elections, technical problems and political wrangling are hampering a project seen as vital to ensuring the country's long-term stability.

15 Sep 2017

Afghan cricket fans defy bombers as T20 league takes off

KABUL A suicide attack outside Kabul's main cricket stadium this week may have underlined the daily security risks facing Afghanistan but the country's premier T20 tournament is carrying on and the enthusiasm of spectators appears undiminished.

17 Aug 2017

Ticket to rot for fruit stranded without flights in Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan Afghanistan's plans to fly shipments from southern fruit growers to India have gone awry, leaving tons of grapes and melons to rot as officials scramble to add flights, while trading blame for the delays.

07 Aug 2017

Kabul "Green Zone" tightened after attacks in Afghan capital

KABUL Afghan authorities are tightening security in the central area of Kabul housing foreign embassies and government offices after a string of suicide attacks that have caused hundreds of casualties and hit confidence in the Western-backed government. | Video

02 Aug 2017

Embassy, mosque attacks fuel fears ISIS bringing Iraq war to Afghanistan

KABUL Attacks on the Iraqi embassy and a Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan have reinforced fears that Islamic State militants are seeking to bring the group's Middle East conflict to Central Asia, though evidence of fighters relocating from Iraq and Syria remains elusive.

25 Jul 2017

Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital

KABUL A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks. | Video

11 Jul 2017

Wounded Afghan soldiers set for Invictus Games debut

KABUL In a sprawling military base on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul, Mohammad Esa, who lost both legs to a roadside bomb, is getting ready to compete in the Invictus Games in Canada later this year.

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