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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BEIRUT Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah does not expect its arch foe Israel to launch a war for now in Lebanon but is prepared for one, the deputy leader of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group told Reuters in an interview on Thursday.
BEIRUT Syria's war is reaching a point where President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to win back much more territory without risking conflicts with foreign powers that have sent military forces to the country.
BEIRUT Syria's war is reaching a point where President Bashar al-Assad's will not be able to win back much more territory without risking conflicts with foreign powers that have sent military forces to the country.
BEIRUT/AMMAN Syria's army is poised to slice rebel-held eastern Ghouta in two as forces advancing from the east link up with troops at its western edge, a pro-Damascus commander said on Thursday. | Video
ALEPPO, Syria The power supply in Syria's Aleppo will be boosted this year thanks to new capacity installed by its ally Iran, a step towards reviving the industrial hub whose electricity grid has been destroyed in seven years of war, a Syrian official said.
Aleppo/Beirut In ihrem Kampf gegen die türkische Offensive in der syrischen Grenzregion Afrin bekommt die kurdische YPG-Miliz stillschweigende Unterstützung von ungewohnter Seite: von Präsident Baschar al-Assad.
(This February 11 story has been refiled to fix typographical errors in analyst quote)
ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT Syria's U.S.-backed Kurds are getting indirect help from an unlikely source in their war against Turkey in the northwestern region of Afrin: President Bashar al-Assad.
DAMASCUS - Hussein al-Khalaf, aged 13, burst into tears as he sat in his classroom at the Ahmed Baheddine Rajab school near Damascus, recounting why he is learning to read and write for the first time in his life. | Video
BEIRUT An old enmity between the Lebanese president and the speaker of parliament is fuelling a political row that threatens to paralyse government and inflame sectarian tension before elections in May.
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