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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

19 Mar 2018

Development bank EBRD upbeat on Lebanon, seeks continued reform

BEIRUT The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sees enormous prospects in Lebanon, but potential investors need to see progress on reform and, over the border, a process towards a settlement of Syria's war, the bank's president said.

18 Mar 2018

Syria's Assad visits army in eastern Ghouta as rebels in talks

BEIRUT/AMMAN Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited Syrian soldiers who appear close to defeating the last major opposition foothold near Damascus and met some of the many thousands of people uprooted during the government offensive. | Video

18 Mar 2018

Turkish forces and Syrian allies drive Kurds from Afrin

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT Turkish forces and their Syrian rebel allies swept into the northwestern Syrian town of Afrin on Sunday, raising their flags in the town centre and declaring full control after an eight-week campaign to drive out Kurdish YPG forces. | Video

18 Mar 2018

Erdogan und Assad kommen militärischen Zielen in Syrien näher

Beirut/Istanbul In Syrien stehen an beiden Brennpunkten des Bürgerkrieges die militärischen Sieger so gut wie fest.

17 Mar 2018

Lebanon central bank - IMF criticism valid, but budget a good start

(This March 16 story corrects story day of Paris donor conference to April 6, not April 9, in paragraph 6)

22 Feb 2018

Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall

BEIRUT Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus. | Video

16 Feb 2018

Hezbollah says Lebanon must be firm in Israel energy dispute

BEIRUT Hezbollah on Friday urged Lebanon to stand firm in its offshore energy dispute with Israel and warned it could act against Israeli oil facilities if necessary, as the U.S. mediates between the two countries.

15 Feb 2018

Tillerson says Hezbollah role is a threat to Lebanon

BEIRUT U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Lebanon on Thursday that the Iran-backed Hezbollah group's growing arsenal and involvement in regional conflicts threatened Lebanon's security.

11 Feb 2018

Netanyahu says Israel undeterred after Syria shoots down F-16

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israeli forces would press ahead with Syria operations despite their loss of an advanced warplane to enemy fire for the first time in 36 years. | Video

11 Feb 2018

Syrien schießt erstmals israelisches Kampfflugzeug ab

Jerusalem/Beirut Die syrische Luftabwehr hat am Samstag ein israelisches Kampfflugzeug abgeschossen, das auf dem Rückweg von einem Angriff auf iranische Militäreinrichtungen in dem Land war.

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