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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

14 Jun 2017

Pakistan sentences man to death for blasphemy on Facebook

LAHORE, Pakistan A Pakistani counter-terrorism court has sentenced to death a man who allegedly committed blasphemy on Facebook, a government prosecutor said on Sunday, the first time someone has been handed the death penalty for blaspheming on social media.

22 May 2017

Pakistan investigating social media users for anti-army posts - official

LAHORE, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Pakistan has begun a crackdown on online criticism of its powerful military, with up to 200 social media accounts under investigation, a security official said on Monday.

01 May 2017

Pakistan extends house arrest of Islamist Hafiz Saeed blamed for Mumbai attack

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan has extended by three months the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States of masterminding the 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital Mumbai that killed 166 people, a Pakistani official said on Monday.

21 Apr 2017

Pakistani women kill man accused of blasphemy a decade ago - police

ISLAMABAD Three women dressed in burqas killed a man who had been accused of blasphemy in 2004 in a northeastern Pakistani town, police said on Thursday, the second brutal killing over alleged insults to Islam in a week.

08 Apr 2017

Pakistani police say 10 militants killed in gun battle in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani police said on Saturday 10 militants from Jamaat-ur-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, died in a gun battle in the eastern city of Lahore, including a key suspect behind a February blast that killed 13 people.

05 Apr 2017

Blast in Pakistani city of Lahore kills at least six

LAHORE, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on an army census team that killed at least six people and wounded 18 in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Wednesday. | Video

06 Mar 2017

Peshawar Zalmi thrash Gladiators to win Pakistan Super League

LAHORE, Pakistan Peshawar Zalmi capitalised on an early batting collapse by Quetta Gladiators to secure a 58-run victory in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final on Sunday.

05 Mar 2017

After bombs, Pakistan tightens security for rare major cricket match

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan tightened security in the city of Lahore ahead of a hugely anticipated final of its domestic cricket league on Sunday, pushing ahead with a rare high-profile match despite a recent spike in Islamist violence.

24 Feb 2017

Pakistan blast that killed 10 probably a gas explosion, officials say

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani officials on Friday said a blast that killed 10 people at a shopping centre in the eastern city of Lahore was most probably an accident caused by a gas leak, not a bomb, as initially described.

20 Feb 2017

Pakistan cracks down in PM's heartland after series of attacks

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistan will seek the help of a paramilitary border-security force to crack down on Islamist militants in Punjab province, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's power base, after attacks that killed more than 100 people last week, a government spokesman said on Monday.

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