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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

04 Dec 2017

Tunisia seen softening economic reforms to avoid unrest

TUNIS Tunisia plans to launch long-awaited reforms to reduce its chronic budget deficit, but the measures could harm investment if the government imposes new taxes and resists cutting the bloated public sector in order to avoid social unrest.

16 Nov 2017

Libyans swap jewelry for medical treatment as crisis bites

TRIPOLI In a square behind Libya's central bank, black market dealers, some of them armed, carry small plastic bags filled with dollars and larger ones with dinars in and out of one of many informal exchanges. | Video

10 Nov 2017

Militant threat hangs over Islamic State's former Libyan stronghold

SIRTE, Libya Nearly a year after Islamic State was driven from its Libyan stronghold Sirte, residents surveying their wrecked homes feel neglected and vulnerable, still afraid of the militant threat that has waned but not vanished. | Video

09 Nov 2017

Hilltop tribe's bitterness a challenge for Libya peace effort

BANI WALID, Libya Elders of a powerful tribe that defended the regime of former leader Muammar Gaddafi have a message for the United Nations as it tries to broker peace in Libya - talk to us or you will fail.

06 Nov 2017

Five migrants die when boat sinks, Libyan coast guard and German NGO blame each other

TRIPOLI At least five African migrants died and more were missing off western Libya on Monday after a boat carrying about 140 people capsized and then some migrants refused rescue by the Libyan coast guard and tried instead to swim to a German rescue vessel.

06 Nov 2017

Libyan rivals split over army leadership - Tripoli parliament head

TRIPOLI Libyan factions involved in U.N.-brokered peace talks are still far apart on the issue of the leadership of a future national army, the head of one of two rival parliaments said on Monday.

31 Oct 2017

HINTERGRUND-Wasserkrise in Tripolis - Verzweifelte Bürger bohren Brunnen

Tripolis Die Bürger der libyschen Hauptstadt Tripolis sind nach sechs Jahren Bürgerkrieg einiges gewohnt, doch die jüngste Krise stellt sie auf eine harte Probe: Viele Haushalte der Millionenstadt sind ohne fließendes Wasser, seit die Stadtverwaltung kürzlich die Versorgung unterbrach, um das seit Jahren vernachlässigte Leitungssystem zu flicken.

30 Oct 2017

Women find some respite in Libya's 'families only' cafes

TRIPOLI Fashionable cafes springing up in Libya's capital are shutting out single men and catering for women looking for a break from the tensions - political and personal - crowding in around them.

27 Oct 2017

Libyans dig for water in latest test for capital's residents

TRIPOLI Across Libya's capital residents have started drilling through pavements to access wells in a desperate search for water after the taps ran dry in a new low for living conditions.

21 Oct 2017

U.N. ends month-long Libya talks in Tunisia without proposing new date

TUNIS Month-long U.N.-backed talks aimed at bridging differences between rival Libyan factions ended on Saturday with no discernable progress towards stabilising the country and paving the way for elections.

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