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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

05 Oct 2017

Saudi state airline says to start Boeing, Airbus order talks soon

DUBAI Saudi Arabian Airlines will start talks with Airbus and Boeing about a narrow-body aircraft order before the end of the year, the state carrier's top executive said on Thursday.

17 Aug 2017

First group of Qatari pilgrims enter Saudi Arabia by land: Saudi TV

DUBAI/DOHA Qatari pilgrims began arriving in Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh said it was opening up its border and airports for those attending the annual haj pilgrimage despite a diplomatic rift that cut travel ties.

17 Aug 2017

With a wary eye on Iran, Saudi and Iraqi leaders draw closer

BAGHDAD/DUBAI It was an unusual meeting: An Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim cleric openly hostile to the United States sat in a palace sipping juice at the invitation of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, the Sunni kingdom that is Washington's main ally in the Middle East.

13 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Arab bloc won't discriminate against US firms in Qatar rift - sources

DUBAI Four Arab countries that imposed sanctions on Qatar have told the United States that U.S. companies doing business with them would not be punished for also working with Doha, four sources with knowledge of the matter said.

21 Jul 2017

U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord - sources

DOHA/DUBAI The United States will post officials at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-U.S. agreement signed this month to fight the financing of terrorism, people familiar with the matter said.

21 Jul 2017

Iran ambassador ordered to leave Kuwait over spy case

DUBAI Kuwait ordered the expulsion of the Iranian ambassador and 14 other diplomats for alleged links to a "spy and terror" cell, Iranian and Kuwaiti media reported on Thursday, worsening an unusual public dispute between the two countries.

03 Jul 2017

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

DUBAI/DOHA Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. | Video

02 Jul 2017

Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches

DUBAI, July 2 Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept a series of demands is expected to expire on Sunday night with no signs of the crisis ending.

30 Jun 2017

Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts

LONDON/DUBAI Several British banks said on Friday they had stopped dealing in Qatari riyals, as the diplomatic crisis surrounding the tiny Gulf country disrupted overseas trading of its currency.

13 Jun 2017

Qatar asks U.N. body to resolve Gulf airspace row - sources

MONTREAL/DUBAI Qatar has asked the United Nations' aviation agency to intervene in an airspace rights' dispute with three Gulf states following an escalating diplomatic row and trade blockade, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

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