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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.

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U.S. in contact with ex-foe Sadr after shock win in Iraq poll - aide

BAGHDAD The United States has contacted members of a political bloc headed by former foe Moqtada al-Sadr after his parliamentary election victory put the Shi'ite cleric in a strong position to influence the formation of a new government, a top aide said.

19 May 2018

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

BAGHDAD A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

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

14 May 2018

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

14 May 2018

Fiery cleric Sadr taps anger over Iran to lead Iraq poll

BAGHDAD Nationalist Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada al Sadr took a surprise lead in Iraq's elections by tapping into public resentment with Iran and what some voters say is a corrupt political elite it supports.

12 May 2018

Iraqis expect little of first poll since defeat of Islamic State

BAGHDAD Iraq holds its first parliamentary election on Saturday since defeating Islamic State, but few people expect its new leaders to deliver the stability and economic prosperity that have long been promised.

10 Apr 2018

Global Muslim body urges Europe to assimilate migrants better

RIYADH Europe must do more to assimilate Muslim immigrant populations and criminalise religious hate speech, said the head of a global Muslim missionary society trying to help Saudi Arabia mend its reputation as a promoter of intolerant ideology.

21 Mar 2018

In symbolic victory, Iran conquers Iraq's dates market

BAGHDAD It isn't hard to find signs that Iran is winning a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Iraq.

21 Mar 2018

Special Report - This man is trying to rebuild Mosul. He needs help - lots of it

MOSUL, Iraq Perched atop a mound of rubble, Abdelsattar al-Hibbu surveyed what remained of his second-floor office: twisted iron and centuries-old stone reduced to dust by an airstrike.

08 Jan 2018

Iran Guards say quell unrest fomented by foreign enemies

DUBAI Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Sunday the country's people and security forces had put an end to unrest fomented by foreign enemies, as parliament and security officials met to discuss the boldest challenge to the clerical establishment since 2009. | Video

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