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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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16 Jul 2018

Police open criminal cases against 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party

LAHORE, Pakistan Police have opened criminal cases against nearly 17,000 members of Pakistan's outgoing ruling party over breaking election rules, a statement said on Monday, as the country prepares to go to the polls next week.

15 Jul 2018

Pakistan opens terrorism investigation against ex-PM's party 10 days before election

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistani authorities have opened a criminal investigation into leaders of jailed former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party under an anti-terrorism law, 10 days before a hotly contested general election, according to police documents.

13 Jul 2018

Ousted Pakistan PM arrested on return, as bomber kills scores

LAHORE Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, both facing lengthy prison terms, were arrested minutes after landing in the country on Friday as they returned seeking to revitalise their flagging party ahead of a July 25 election.

12 Jul 2018

Hundreds of former Pakistan ruling party members detained, they say

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani police detained hundreds of members of the former ruling party in the central city of Lahore on Thursday, weeks before the country heads to the polls, party officials said.

03 Jul 2018

Record rains turn Pakistani city's roads into rivers; six dead

LAHORE, Pakistan, July 3 The heaviest rains in 38 years have turned roads into virtual rivers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, stranding motorists and leaving at least six people dead, an official said on Tuesday.

29 Jun 2018

Pakistan court lifts ex-PM's disqualification in latest election twist

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani high court on Friday overturned a tribunal decision disqualifying outgoing Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from running in his home constituency, yet another dramatic twist ahead of general elections due to be held next month.

28 Jun 2018

Pakistan takes radical Sunni leader off terrorist watchlist ahead of election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has removed the leader of one of the country's largest Islamist extremist groups from its terrorist watchlist while the Election Commission considers whether his group can field candidates in a general election next month, an official said on Thursday.

06 Jun 2018

Pakistani journalist critic of military freed after abduction

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticised the military and its alleged meddling in politics was freed early on Wednesday, several hours after being abducted.

05 Jun 2018

Pakistani journalist critical of army abducted in Lahore -colleagues

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 6 A Pakistani journalist and rights activist who openly criticised the military and its alleged meddling in politics was abducted late on Tuesday, two of her colleagues said, and one suggested she was detained by the military.

10 May 2018

Pakistan police arrest two in suspected 'honour killing' of Italian woman

KARACHI, Pakistan Police in Pakistan have arrested the father and brother of an Italian woman of Pakistani descent strangled in a suspected honour killing, police said on Thursday.

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