Jibran Ahmed

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

14 Sep 2017

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country's tribal region

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organisation said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.

09 Aug 2017

Suicide bomber kills four Pakistani soldiers in troubled northwest

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani soldiers in an attack in the troubled northwest near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday, at least the second major attack since Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to power a week ago.

18 Apr 2017

Pakistan hate speech investigation against clerics after student killed for alleged blasphemy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Pakistani police opened a hate speech investigation involving two Muslim clerics on Sunday after the killing of a university student over allegations he committed blasphemy.

14 Apr 2017

Dorm debate led to death in Pakistan 'blasphemy killing' - witnesses

MARDAN, Pakistan The ransacked university hostel room of slain Pakistani student Mashal Khan has posters of Karl Marx and Che Guevara still hanging on the walls, along with scribbled quotes including one that reads: "Be curious, crazy and mad."

13 Apr 2017

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.

06 Mar 2017

Pakistan opens border crossing with Afghanistan amid rising tensions

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan said on Monday it would open border crossings for two days to allow through Afghans with valid visas after Islamabad shut the frontier because it said militants accused of a series of attacks were being sheltered in the neighbouring country.

06 Mar 2017

Five Pakistan soldiers killed in militant raids across Afghan border

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, March 6 Five Pakistani soldiers were killed in attacks on northwestern border checkpoints launched by dozens of militants based in Afghanistan, Pakistan's military said on Monday, as officials demanded that the neighbouring country rein in such violence.

08 Dec 2016

'No survivors' after plane crash in northern Pakistan mountains

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan There were no survivors after a plane carrying 47 people crashed into a mountain in northern Pakistan on Wednesday, the airline's chairman said, as recovery operations continued late into the night at the remote crash site. | Video

03 Jul 2016

Pakistan floods kill 28, including worshippers at mosque

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Flash floods triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in northern Pakistan, officials said on Sunday, including some who were swept away while praying at a mosque.

20 Jun 2016

Former Pakistani Taliban chief's brother among six to surrender to army

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani authorities on Monday interrogated six Pakistani militant commanders, including the uncle and brother of former Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud, after they surrendered to the military over the weekend, officials said.


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