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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

17 Aug 2018

New U.S. training unit in Afghanistan faces old problems

CAMP DAHLKE, Afghanistan Captain Joe Fontana, a team leader with the U.S. army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, is part of a new unit but he is working on problems that have been stubbornly familiar to American military advisers in Afghanistan for years.

15 Jul 2018

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan hit record as suicide attacks surge

KABUL The number of civilians killed in Afghanistan reached a record in the first half of the year, despite last month's ceasefire, with a surge in suicide attacks claimed by Islamic State, the United Nations said on Sunday.

08 Jul 2018

U.S., Afghan forces clear Islamic State from eastern district

DEH BALA, Afghanistan U.S. and Afghan Special Forces are completing an operation to clear Islamic State fighters from a remote district in Nangarhar, the eastern province where they have their main stronghold in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.

07 May 2018

Afghan gunships killed and wounded 107 boys and men in attack last month - U.N.

KABUL Rockets and heavy machines guns fired from Afghan government helicopters killed and wounded at least 107 boys and men attending a religious ceremony near the northern city of Kunduz last month, according to a United Nations report on Monday.

01 May 2018

Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 26, including nine journalists

KABUL Explosions in the Afghan capital Kabul killed at least 26 people on Monday, including nine journalists who had arrived to report on an initial blast and were apparently targeted by a suicide bomber, officials said. | Video

01 May 2018

Deadliest day for Afghan journalists; 10 killed in two attacks

KABUL Ten journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, including nine reporters and photographers who died in a suicide bomb attack in the capital Kabul and a journalist working for the Afghan language service of the BBC who was shot dead in the eastern city of Khost. | Video

01 May 2018

Deadliest day for Afghan journalists; 10 killed in two attacks

KABUL Ten journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, including nine reporters and photographers who died in a suicide bomb attack in the capital Kabul and a journalist working for the Afghan language service of the BBC who was shot dead in the eastern city of Khost. | Video

30 Apr 2018

Deadliest day for Afghan journalists; 10 killed in two attacks

KABUL Ten journalists were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, including nine reporters and photographers who died in a suicide bomb attack in the capital Kabul and a journalist working for the Afghan language service of the BBC who was shot dead in the eastern city of Khost. | Video

30 Apr 2018

Kabul suicide attack deadliest day for Afghan journalists

KABUL, April 30 The suicide attack that killed nine Afghan journalists as they gathered to cover a bomb explosion in the capital Kabul on Monday was the deadliest day for the country's media since a U.S.-led campaign ousted the Taliban in 2001.

26 Apr 2018

Taliban announce spring offensive, dismisses peace overtures

KABUL The Taliban announced the start of its annual spring offensive on Wednesday, dismissing an offer for peace talks by President Ashraf Ghani and saying it will focus on U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

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