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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

09 Mar 2018

Saudi Crown Prince signs off UK visit with push for fighter deal

LONDON/RIYADH Britain and Saudi Arabia took a step closer to a multi-billion- pound arms deal on Friday, touching on the most inflammatory element of their relationship at the end of an official visit to London that has mixed warm diplomacy with angry street protests.

06 Mar 2018

A hard sell? Saudi crown prince goes West to woo allies

RIYADH/LONDON Saudi Arabia's crown prince wants to persuade his British and U.S. allies that "shock" reforms have made his country a better place to invest and a more tolerant society on his first foreign tour as heir apparent. | Video

05 Mar 2018

Egypt commits 1,000 sq km in south Sinai to Saudi mega-city: official

RIYADH Egypt has committed more than 1,000 square kilometres (386 square miles) of land in the southern Sinai Peninsula to a planned mega-city and business zone unveiled by Saudi Arabia last October, a Saudi official told Reuters on Monday.

27 Feb 2018

Saudi Arabia reshuffles military, promotes woman at labour ministry

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a shake-up that elevates a younger generation, brings a woman into a senior government job and tightens Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's grip on power. | Video

20 Feb 2018

Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

RIYADH/DUBAI Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business.

12 Feb 2018

Giving up control of Brussels mosque, Saudi Arabia sends a signal

BRUSSELS/RIYADH Saudi Arabia has agreed to give up control of Belgium's largest mosque in a sign that it is trying to shed its reputation as a global exporter of an ultra-conservative brand of Islam. | Video

11 Feb 2018

Saudi Ritz reopens after stint as gilded prison of princes

RIYADH Riyadh's Ritz-Carlton Hotel reopened on Sunday, more than three months after it was converted into a gilded prison for members of Saudi Arabia's business and political elite detained in an anti-corruption purge.

02 Feb 2018

Saudi Arabia and UAE suffer Yemen setback as allies fall out

NEHM, Yemen/DUBAI Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pumped billions of dollars into fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen, but the Gulf states' three-year campaign risks being derailed after their local allies turned on each other this week.

01 Feb 2018

For Saudi tycoons freed from detention, cheers and a business challenge

RIYADH Cheering supporters greeted Saudi Arabian billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal when he arrived at his skyscraper offices in Riyadh after his release from detention in an anti-corruption crackdown. | Video

30 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia says it has seized over $100 billion in corruption purge

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's government has arranged to seize more than $100 billion (70.84 billion pounds) through financial settlements with businessmen and officials detained in its crackdown on corruption, the attorney general said on Tuesday. The announcement appeared to represent a political victory for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who launched the purge last November and predicted at the time that it would net about $100 billion in settlements. | Video

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