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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 Dec 2017

Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

11 Dec 2017

Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

AMMAN The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

08 Dec 2017

Despite furore over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts

BEIRUT/RIYADH/AMMAN Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump's move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Palestinian officials say Riyadh has also been working for weeks behind the scenes to press them to support a nascent U.S. peace plan.

07 Dec 2017

Jordan rejects Trump's move on Jerusalem as legally 'null'

AMMAN Jordan on Wednesday rejected the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it legally "null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city.

07 Dec 2017

Jordan rejects Trump's move on Jerusalem as legally 'null'

AMMAN Jordan on Wednesday rejected the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it legally "null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city.

07 Dec 2017

Jordan rejects Trump's move on Jerusalem as legally 'null'

AMMAN Jordan on Wednesday rejected the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, calling it legally "null" because it consolidated Israel's occupation of the eastern sector of the contested city.

06 Dec 2017

Frustration and fury among Arabs at Trump's Jerusalem declaration

CAIRO/AMMAN/BEIRUT Arabs denounced President Donald Trump's plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as a slap in the face but few thought their governments would do much in response.

05 Dec 2017

Jordan's king warns Trump over moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem: palace

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday that any move by the United States to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel would have "dangerous repercussions" for regional stability, a Jordanian palace statement said.

05 Dec 2017

Jordan's king warns Trump over moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem - palace

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah told U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday that any move by the United States to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel would have "dangerous repercussions" for regional stability, a Jordanian palace statement said.

04 Dec 2017

Jordan sentences Syrian militant to death over border attack

AMMAN A state security court in Jordan on Monday sentenced one Syrian militant to death and handed life sentences to three others for their role in a suicide bombing attack on a Jordanian military border post that killed seven guards last year.

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