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Angus McDowall

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

06 Sep 2017

Syrian army fights to secure corridor into Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT The Syrian army and its allies are fighting to secure a corridor to troops in Deir al-Zor, a day after they smashed through Islamic State lines to break the jihadist siege.

31 Aug 2017

IS convoy in Syria appears to have turned back, U.S.-led coalition says

BEIRUT A convoy of Islamic State fighters appears to have turned back after U.S.-led airstrikes thwarted its attempt to reach territory held by the militant group in eastern Syria, the head of U.S.-led forces fighting Islamic State said on Thursday.

31 Aug 2017

U.S.-led jets strike in Syria to block Islamic State evacuation deal

BEIRUT U.S.-led warplanes on Wednesday blocked a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families from reaching territory the group holds in eastern Syria and struck some of their comrades travelling to meet them, a coalition spokesman said.

29 Aug 2017

Islamic State leaves Syria-Lebanon border zone

BEIRUT A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families left the Lebanon-Syria border region on Monday under Syrian military escort, surrendering their enclave and travelling to eastern Syria after a week-long battle. | Video

19 Aug 2017

Lebanese army, Hezbollah announce offensives against Islamic State on Syrian border

BEIRUT The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier.

04 Aug 2017

Aleppo's Old City can be rebuilt, UNESCO official says

ALEPPO, Syria Aleppo's Old City, shelled, burned and shot up during years of fighting in Syria's civil war, can be rebuilt, the local representative of the United Nations cultural body UNESCO said. | Video

30 Jul 2017

At historic Aleppo hotel, nostalgia for a Syria lost

ALEPPO, Syria On the terrace of the Baron Hotel in Aleppo, the owner's widow, Roubina Tashjian, sorted through old photographs of its happier past in a more peaceful Syria.

27 Jul 2017

Aleppo district shows Assad's delicate dance with Kurds

ALEPPO, Syria Kurdish fighters wearing the blue eagle insignia of the Asayish security force stopped the taxi entering the Sheikh Maqsoud district in Aleppo, checking papers and searching for contraband. | Video

26 Jul 2017

Aleppo's limping recovery shows limits of battered Syrian state

ALEPPO, Syria In eastern Aleppo, bodies still lie under the rubble, graveyards are full, people are short of electricity and bread, and some children take classes in mosques because their schools have been ruined by war. | Video

29 Jun 2017

Wider Image: Beirut's racetrack hopes for winning streak again

BEIRUT Beirut's racecourse, which hosted monarchs and movie stars in its chic heyday and survived Lebanon's civil war, is struggling to secure its future after years of slow decline.

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