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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

07 Nov 2017

Islamic State claims attack on TV station in Afghan capital

KABUL Militant group Islamic State on Tuesday claimed responsibility for an attack on a television station in Kabul, in which gunmen disguised as police killed a security guard and opened fire on staff, the latest assault on media workers in Afghanistan. | Video

21 Oct 2017

Car bomb kills 15 Afghan cadets, trainers outside Kabul military school

KABUL A suicide attacker rammed a car full of explosives into a bus leaving Afghanistan's top military training centre in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 15 soldiers, including cadets and their trainers, officials said.

19 Oct 2017

Taliban kill at least 43 Afghan troops as they storm base - officials

KABUL The Afghan Taliban stormed a military base in the south of the country killing at least 43 troops on Thursday, the Defence Ministry said, with the militants saying they had killed 60.

18 Oct 2017

Taliban attacks kill at least 69 across Afghanistan

KABUL Taliban militants struck government targets in many provinces of Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least 69 people, including a senior police commander, and wounding scores of others. | Video

15 Oct 2017

Afghan police seize truck bomb headed for Kabul

KABUL Police seized a truck loaded with more than 2,500 kg of explosives as its driver tried to enter the Afghan capital on Sunday night, officials said.

11 Oct 2017

New Afghan peace talks expected in Oman but Taliban participation unclear

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives of Afghanistan, China, Pakistan and the United States will meet in Oman next week to discuss reviving peace talks with Afghan Taliban militants, an Afghan official and a Pakistani foreign ministry source said on Wednesday.

15 Sep 2017

Risk of Afghan civilian casualties could damp support for U.S. strikes on militants

KABUL U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to step up air strikes on Islamist militants in Afghanistan risk increasing civilian casualties and stirring resentment, despite an initial welcome by Afghan officials and international allies.

05 Sep 2017

Disabled in war, Afghan soldiers seek a living on the streets

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Afghan soldier Mehrullah Safi's military career ended in southern Helmand province last year when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him, severing his right leg. Now he sells mobile telephone cards in the street.

29 Aug 2017

Suicide bomber kills five at bank in Afghan capital

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said. | Video

26 Aug 2017

Afghanistan's Shi'ites call for protection after latest mosque attack

KABUL Victims of the latest attack on Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan directed their anger squarely at the Afghan government, accusing it of failing to protect them despite repeated attacks.

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