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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

26 Nov 2017

Gunmen in Egypt mosque attack carried Islamic State flag, prosecutor says

CAIRO Gunmen who attacked a mosque on Friday in Egypt's North Sinai brandished an Islamic State flag as they opened fire through doorways and windows, killing more than 300 worshippers, including two dozen children, officials said on Saturday. | Video

24 Nov 2017

Mindestens 235 Tote bei Anschlag auf Moschee auf dem Sinai

Kairo Bei einem Anschlag auf eine Moschee im Norden der ägyptischen Halbinsel Sinai haben Extremisten während des traditionellen Freitagsgebets mindestens 235 Menschen getötet und 109 weitere verletzt.

19 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

CAIRO Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticised Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.

07 Nov 2017

Egypt Western Desert attack exposes front outside Sinai

CAIRO A deadly attack on the police in Egypt's Western Desert claimed by a new militant group risks opening up another front for security forces far beyond the remote northern Sinai, where they have battled a stubborn Islamic State insurgency since 2014.

26 Sep 2017

Egypt on track for year-end IMF payment, but 32 percent inflation a worry

CAIRO Egypt has made a "good start" to its reform programme despite seeking waivers for missing targets in June and a deeper-than-expected currency depreciation, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

28 Jul 2017

Paris hand-shakes on Libya peace deal mask deep fractures

CAIRO/TRIPOLI Standing beside French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris this week, Khalifa Haftar, the most powerful military leader in eastern Libya, was smiling when he shook on a deal with the country's prime minister for a ceasefire and Spring elections.

24 Jul 2017

Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

CAIRO Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.

23 Jul 2017

Libyan premier, rival eastern commander to meet in Paris - source

CAIRO The head of Libya's U.N.-backed government will hold talks in Paris this week with a powerful military commander who has so far rejected his authority, a diplomatic source said.

24 May 2017

As oil prices languish, signs emerge of Algeria changing its energy ways

ALGIERS Less than a year ago, Algeria was ready for a legal battle with French oil giant Total ; it looked like business as usual for a country known for bureaucracy, tough contracts and often testy relations with foreign energy groups.

18 May 2017

Morocco phosphate ship held in Panama over Western Sahara challenge: officials

ALGIERS Panama authorities have detained a Moroccan phosphate shipment from the disputed territory of Western Sahara after the Polisario independence movement claimed the cargo had been transported illegally, Polisario and officials said on Thursday.

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