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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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20 Apr 2018

U.S. official calls on Myanmar to free journalists

DHAKA U.S. envoy Sam Brownback called on Thursday for the release of journalists jailed in Myanmar while covering the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a military crackdown.

15 Apr 2018

Bangladesh, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's Rohingya repatriation claim

DHAKA/YANGON The Bangladeshi government and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar's claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation.

12 Apr 2018

Myanmar not ready for return of Rohingya Muslims, says UNHCR

DHAKA The U.N. refugee agency called a Myanmar minister's visit to Bangladesh to meet Muslim Rohingya refugees a confidence-building measure, but said conditions in Myanmar were not ready for their return.

12 Apr 2018

Bangladesh, UNHCR to ink preliminary plan on Rohingya repatriation

DHAKA/GENEVA The United Nations refugee agency is set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh laying out a framework for the voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, an agency spokesman said on Wednesday.

11 Apr 2018

Myanmar minister to visit Rohingya camps as Bangladesh seeks refugees' return

DHAKA A Myanmar government minister will visit Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh on Wednesday, officials said, a rare trip Dhaka hopes will help speed the return home of hundreds of thousands of the neighbouring nation's Muslim minority.

04 Apr 2018

China to develop Bangladesh industrial zone as part of South Asia push

DHAKA China is developing a 750-acre industrial park in Bangladesh which will largely be used by Chinese manufacturing firms, a Chinese official said on Wednesday, part of its push to expand links with South Asia and beyond.

04 Apr 2018

China to develop Bangladesh industrial zone as part of South Asia push

DHAKA, April 4 China is developing a 750-acre industrial park in Bangladesh which will largely be used by Chinese manufacturing firms, a Chinese official said on Wednesday, part of its push to expand links with South Asia and beyond.

22 Mar 2018

Bangladesh's DSE expects stake sale to Chinese consortium to close by end-April

DHAKA, March 22 The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) expects to close the sale of a 25 percent stake in the bourse to a Chinese consortium by end-April, after tackling certain issues raised by Bangladesh's securities regulator, a senior DSE executive said on Thursday.

13 Mar 2018

U.N. official says violence and torture continues on Rohingya

DHAKA Crimes verging on genocide were being committed against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar, and those crimes bore "the fingerprints of the Myanmar government and of the international community", the United Nations special adviser on the prevention of genocide said on Tuesday.

12 Mar 2018

Bangladesh ex-PM gets bail; party to consider poll boycott

DHAKA A Bangladeshi court granted bail on Monday to former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who was jailed last month for five years for graft, raising a chance her party might take part in a December general election.

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