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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.

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11 Aug 2017

Wife of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to seek his parliament seat

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office, party officials said.

08 Aug 2017

Pakistan ruling party drops plans for ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's brother to replace him - sources

LAHORE The brother of ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif will not contest a parliamentary by-election for the vacant seat, party sources said on Tuesday, effectively scuttling previous plans for him to take over as prime minister in September.

08 Aug 2017

Pakistani police kill militants in Lahore after bomb kills one

ISLAMABAD Pakistani security forces killed four Taliban militants in the eastern city of Lahore hours after a truck bomb killed one person and wounded 22, authorities said on Tuesday.

03 Aug 2017

"Interim" Pakistan PM may stay put amid doubts over Sharif's brother

LAHORE, Pakistan Interim Pakistani leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi took control of prime ministerial duties on Thursday after a guard of honour amid growing uncertainty that the brother of ousted leader Nawaz Sharif will eventually take over the job as planned.

01 Aug 2017

Pakistan extends house arrest of alleged 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Hafiz Saeed

ISLAMABAD Pakistan has extended by two months the house arrest of Hafiz Saeed, accused by the United States of masterminding 2008 attacks on the Indian financial capital of Mumbai that killed 166 people, a government document reviewed by Reuters showed.

31 Jul 2017

WhatsApp enforcer: Brother of ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif to bring new style

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE, Pakistan Politics is a family business in Pakistan and ousted leader Nawaz Sharif has looked no further than his brother Shahbaz for a successor, but the prime minister-in-waiting is no carbon copy and is likely to usher in a new style at the top of government.

24 Jul 2017

Suicide bomber in Pakistan's Lahore kills 25, many of them police

LAHORE, Pakistan A suicide bomber killed at least 25 people, many of them police, in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore on Monday, officials said, an attack which shattered a period of relative calm in Pakistan's second-largest city.

26 Jun 2017

Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

26 Jun 2017

Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

LAHORE, Pakistan Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

26 Jun 2017

Burn victims overwhelm Pakistani hospitals after tanker fire kills 146

LAHORE, Pakistan, June 26 Pakistani hospitals on Monday struggled to treat scores of severely burned victims of a fuel tanker explosion that killed at least 146 people, as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew back from an overseas trip to visit the injured.

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