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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

20 Oct 2017

Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan Unidentified men threw a grenade into a labourers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative.

18 Oct 2017

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills 7

QUETTA, Pakistan A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

10 Oct 2017

Afghan-Pakistan border villages brace for Berlin Wall-style divide

CHAMAN/QUETTA, Pakistan Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighbourhoods.

10 Oct 2017

Corrected (official): Five killed in sectarian attack in Pakistan

(Corrects paragraphs 1, 5 after police revise toll to three Hazaras killed, not five)

05 Oct 2017

Suicide bombing at southwest Pakistan shrine kills 18

QUETTA, Pakistan A suicide bombing at a shrine in southwest Pakistan killed 18 people and wounded more than 30 on Thursday in the latest sectarian attack in Baluchistan province, authorities said.

11 Sep 2017

Gunmen kill four in sectarian attack in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen in southwestern Pakistan killed four members of a Shi'ite Muslim Hazara family, including a 12-year-old boy, on Sunday, in the latest sectarian attack on the minority community, a senior police official said.

13 Aug 2017

Bomb kills at least 15 in Pakistani city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan A bomb exploded near a crowded market in the Pakistani city of Quetta on Saturday, killing at least 15 people, officials said, the latest attack to hit the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan. | Video

19 Jul 2017

Gunmen in Pakistan kill four Shi'ites in suspected sectarian attack

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen on Wednesday shot dead four members of the Shi'ite Muslim minority in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said, in what police suspect was a sectarian attack.

13 Jul 2017

Gunmen kill four police in Pakistani city of Quetta

QUETTA, Pakistan Islamist gunmen on Thursday killed a senior police official and three other policemen guarding him in the Pakistani city of Quetta, police said, in an attack claimed by both the Pakistani Taliban and Islamic State.

30 Jun 2017

Pakistani journalist arrested under cyber crime law

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan authorities have arrested a journalist under a new electronic crime law aimed at combating terrorism and preventing blasphemy but which critics say is used to suppress political dissent.


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