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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

11 Sep 2018

Palestinians say U.S. attacks international law with U.N. funding cuts

CAIRO Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki described on Tuesday President Donald Trump's decision to halt U.S. funding for the United Nations Palestinian refugee agency UNRWA as an attack on international law.

08 Sep 2018

Egypt sentences 75 to death, hundreds to jail over 2013 sit-in

CAIRO An Egyptian court sentenced 75 people to death on Saturday including prominent Islamist leaders Essam al-Erian and Mohamed Beltagi over a 2013 sit-in which ended with security forces killing hundreds of protesters.

24 Aug 2018

Thomas Cook evacuates 300 from Egyptian hotel after couple's deaths

LONDON/CAIRO Thomas Cook said it was evacuating all 301 of its customers from a hotel in Egypt's popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada as a precautionary measure after two of its holidaymakers died in circumstances it said were still unclear.

08 Jun 2018

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

CAIRO A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

18 May 2018

Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan, Palestinians travel

RAFAH, GAZA STRIP Gazans lined up from dawn on Friday to travel across the border into Egypt after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his country's gateway with the Gaza Strip would be opened throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

15 May 2018

Shi'ite cleric's election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq

Baghdad Already pressured by the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran faces a major test in managing Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a formidable opponent who beat Tehran's longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq's parliamentary election. | Video

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq, May 13 No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

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