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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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18 Oct 2017

Return of Bangladesh opposition chief could herald more active politics

DHAKA Bangladesh's opposition leader, former prime minister Khaleda Zia, returned home on Wednesday to a rapturous welcome from her supporters after more than three months away for medical treatment in Britain.

10 Oct 2017

Bangladesh detains leaders of Islamist party for militant 'plot'

DHAKA Bangladesh police have detained several top leaders of the country's largest Islamist party in a crackdown against the opposition that the government blames for inciting militancy but which says it is being unfairly targeted.

04 Oct 2017

India extends $4.5 billion in project finance to Bangladesh

DHAKA India on Wednesday signed a pact with Bangladesh extending a credit line of $4.5 billion for several infrastructure projects, as New Delhi tries to expand its influence over its smaller neighbour in the face of growing competition from China.

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatized people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatised people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

29 Sep 2017

'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh

DHAKA/KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh How do you feed and shelter nearly half a million traumatized people who have made their way, over the course of just one month, to a spit of monsoon-soaked land where 300,000 refugees are already living in squalor?

22 Sep 2017

U.N. estimates $200 million needed for Rohingya in Bangladesh for six months

DHAKA The United Nations estimates that $200 million will be needed over the next six months to help Rohingya Muslims refugees who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in "massive numbers" to escape a bloody military campaign.

15 Sep 2017

U.N. seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

DHAKA/YANGON The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as "ethnic cleansing". | Video

08 Sep 2017

Bangladesh wants "safe zones" to ease Rohingya crisis, but seen unlikely

DHAKA Bangladesh has proposed creating "safe zones" run by aid groups for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing into its territory following a military crackdown.

03 Aug 2017

World Islamic body OIC tells Myanmar to protect rights of Rohingya minority

DHAKA Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the government to work with neighbouring Muslim-majority countries to tackle a refugee crisis.

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