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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

21 Jan 2018

Failure to launch: Egypt opposition hits roadblock on path to presidency

CAIRO Six months into laying the groundwork for his presidential bid, Egyptian hopeful Mohamed Anwar Sadat hit a snag: he could not find a hotel prepared to hire him a space to launch his campaign.

15 Jan 2018

Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid

CAIRO The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote.

24 Dec 2017

Egypt FM to head to Ethiopia after Nile dam talks stall

CAIRO Egypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will visit Addis Ababa next week for talks with his Ethiopian counterpart, a foreign ministry spokesman said, in a bid to end a standoff over a multi-billion dollar dam project on the Nile river.

15 Dec 2017

Middle-class Egypt adapts to survive as austerity bites

CAIRO Swapping new cars for cheaper models, cutting back on pricy supermarket shopping and giving up holidays abroad, middle-class Egyptians are finding strategies to stay afloat after a currency reform a year ago sent their living costs soaring.

22 Nov 2017

Palestinian factions agree to hold general election by end-2018

GAZA/CAIRO Palestinian factions, including rival groups Hamas and Fatah, have agreed to hold a general election by the end of 2018, a joint statement by several groups said on Wednesday following talks in Cairo.

26 Oct 2017

Egypt election in view, Sisi supporters fire up campaign for mandate

CAIRO Six months before Egypt's election, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's supporters are petitioning for him to run, rallying around the former military commander whose popularity critics say has been dimmed by austerity reforms, security problems and a crackdown on dissidents.

20 Oct 2017

Irish student Ibrahim Halawa freed after four years in Egypt jail

CAIRO Egyptian authorities have released high-profile Irish detainee Ibrahim Halawa following his acquittal last month of charges including murder, in a four-year mass trial criticised by human rights groups.

28 Sep 2017

Islamic State's Baghdadi, in undated audio, urges militants to keep fighting

CAIRO Islamic State leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi has exhorted followers across the world to wage attacks against the West and to keep fighting in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere.

30 Aug 2017

Egypt promotes birth control to fight rapid population growth

CAIRO Egypt is pushing to educate people in rural areas on birth control and family planning in a bid to slow a population growth rate that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said poses a threat to national development.

10 Aug 2017

Egypt inflation surges to 35 percent in July after subsidy cuts

CAIRO Egypt's key inflation rates soared to multi-decade highs on Thursday on the back of energy subsidy cuts agreed with the International Monetary Fund as a condition of its $12 billion three-year loan.

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