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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 Nov 2017

Pakistan's long-persecuted Ahmadi minority fear becoming election scapegoat

RABWAH, Pakistan Crammed into buses and mini-vans, more than 10,000 Pakistanis travelled to a mosque on the outskirts of the small Punjabi town of Rabwah, for the sole purpose of denouncing followers of the minority sect based here as "infidels and enemies of the state".

15 Nov 2017

Pakistan unveils 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha, evoking diverse heritage

HARIPUR, Pakistan Pakistan unveiled the remains of a 1,700-year-old sleeping Buddha image on Wednesday, part of an initiative to encourage tourism and project religious harmony in a region roiled by Islamist militancy.

14 Nov 2017

Pakistan court issues arrest warrant for finance minister

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after the veteran politician failed to turn up for several court hearings.

10 Nov 2017

Pakistan blocks off roads into capital as blasphemy law supporters stage sit-in

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan Pakistan on Friday blocked off roads into Islamabad, the capital, as an Islamist party that backs strict blasphemy laws staged a sit-in on a key highway, demanding the resignation of a minister it blames for changes to an electoral oath.

09 Nov 2017

Pakistan shuts down last MSF facility in tribal areas

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Thursday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to shut its last remaining facility in the impoverished tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, the health organization said.

09 Nov 2017

Honda at fault in complaint over Pakistan gasoline, oil cos say

ISLAMABAD A body representing oil companies in Pakistan said Honda Motor Co, which has blamed local gasoline companies for damage to engines in one of its vehicle models, appears to know the engines are incompatible with Pakistani fuel standards and need to be calibrated.

07 Nov 2017

Pakistan debates how to fill education gaps

ISLAMABAD Two young boys kneel over small white tables, intently studying the Koran at a madrassa in Pakistan.

03 Nov 2017

Pakistan's gasoline suppliers respond to Honda's complaint over quality

ISLAMABAD, Nov 3 Pakistan's fuel suppliers said on Friday that gasoline sold locally meets regulatory requirements following a complaint filed by Honda Motor Co's Pakistan subsidiary accusing suppliers of adding a manganese-based additive to improve the octane rating.

02 Nov 2017

Honda says fuel from Shell, Total, PSO harms engines in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's state oil and gas regulator said on Thursday it would investigate a complaint that fuel suppliers including local units of Shell and Total as well as Pakistan State Oil (PSO) had added manganese to their gasoline.

30 Oct 2017

Pakistan mark return of international cricket by beating Sri Lanka

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan marked the return of international cricket to the country with a rip-roaring 36-run Twenty20 victory over Sri Lanka in front of a packed stadium in the eastern city of Lahore on Sunday.

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