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Mariam Karouny

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 Mar 2016

Al Qaeda in Syria respects truce despite rejecting it

BEIRUT Although al-Qaeda's wing in Syria has rejected an international effort to halt nearly five years of conflict, its fighters have laid low, careful not to jeopardise the fragile agreement that has slowed if not entirely stopped the war.

01 Mar 2016

Assad backs Syria truce, accuses opposition of violations

BERLIN/BEIRUT Syrian President Bashar al-Assad described the cessation of hostilities in force since Saturday as a "glimmer of hope" and accused the opposition of violating the agreement intended to halt nearly five years of fighting.

29 Feb 2016

Syria rebels say attacks by army and Russian planes threaten truce

BEIRUT/ GENEVA The Syrian opposition warned on Sunday that attacks by the army, backed by Russian warplanes, threatened a U.S.-Russian deal for a cessation of hostilities with collapse and endangered future peace talks.

28 Feb 2016

Waffenruhe weckt Hoffnung auf neue Syrien-Verhandlungen

Beirut/Moskau Nach fünf Jahren Bürgerkrieg hat die Waffenruhe in Syrien am Wochenende weitgehend gehalten und Hoffnung auf neue Friedensgespräche genährt.

28 Feb 2016

Islamic State attacks Kurdish-held town on Turkish border

BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, Turkey Islamic State militants launched an assault on a Kurdish-controlled town on Syria's border with Turkey on Saturday, prompting air strikes by the U.S.-led coalition to try to drive them back. | Video

27 Feb 2016

Guns fall mostly silent as delicate Syria truce takes effect

BEIRUT Guns mostly fell silent in Syria and Russian air raids stopped on Saturday, the first day of a cessation of hostilities that the United Nations has described as the best hope for peace in five years of civil war. | Video

27 Feb 2016

Waffenruhe in Syrien hält weitgehend

Beirut In Syrien hat die Waffenruhe am Samstag weitgehend gehalten.

15 Feb 2016

Insight - In Syrian war, a bigger role for Russian strategists

BEIRUT While Russian fighter planes pound rebel positions on the battlefield in Syria, Russian military strategists are playing a far more subtle role in support of President Bashar al-Assad.Several sources - on both sides of the battle lines - have told Reuters in interviews conducted over the past two months that Russian advisers have been involved in drawing up plans to secure Damascus, Assad's seat of power.

31 Jan 2016

Insight: Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

BEIRUT The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian wing tried unsuccessfully at a recent meeting to convince rival Islamist factions to merge into one unit, several insurgency sources have told Reuters.

30 Jan 2016

Syrian rebel splits deepen after failed 'merger' with al Qaeda arm

BEIRUT The leader of al Qaeda's Syrian wing tried unsuccessfully at a recent meeting to convince rival Islamist factions to merge into one unit, several insurgency sources have told Reuters.

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