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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

17 Aug 2017

Reformed ex-militants in Indonesia mark Independence Day

TENGGULUN, Indonesia Fifteen years since they were members of a radical Islamist group that killed 202 people on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali, Ali Fauzi and Sumarno are building peace instead of bombs.

11 Aug 2017

Indonesia arrests alleged recruiter for Marawi siege

JAKARTA Indonesian police on Friday arrested an alleged recruiter and fundraiser for pro-Islamic State (IS) militants locked in a bloody battle for control of the southern Philippine city of Marawi.

29 Jul 2017

Southeast Asian states vow cooperation on "growing" militant threat

MANADO, Indonesia Southeast Asian nations will cooperate more closely with intelligence and law enforcement authorities from the Middle East amid "grave concerns" about an elevated threat from Islamic State (IS) in the region.

21 Jul 2017

More attacks likely in Southeast Asia after Marawi - report

JAKARTA As a lengthy, urban battle drags on between Philippine forces and Islamist militants in the southern city of Marawi, a new report by a think-tank has warned of more attacks by radicals in Southeast Asia, including on foreigners.

14 Jul 2017

Asserting sovereignty, Indonesia renames part of South China Sea

JAKARTA Indonesia renamed the northern reaches of its exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea as the North Natuna Sea on Friday, the latest act of resistance by Southeast Asian nations to China's territorial ambitions in the maritime region.

12 Jun 2017

The Maute brothers: Southeast Asia's Islamist "time bomb"

MARAWI CITY, Philippines On his Facebook profile page Omarkhayam Romato Maute describes himself as a "Walking Time-Bomb".

05 Jun 2017

Militants in Philippines city dug in for long siege

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Islamist militants who seized the Philippines town of Marawi two weeks ago have stockpiled weapons and food in mosques, tunnels and basements to prepare for a long siege, officials said on Monday.

04 Jun 2017

Residents trapped as gunfire mars truce in Philippines city

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Thousands of civilians hoping to flee fighting in the besieged Philippines city of Marawi remained trapped on Sunday after a four-hour truce to evacuate residents was disrupted by gunfire.

04 Jun 2017

Residents trapped as gunfire mars ceasefire at Philippines city

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 4 Thousands of civilians hoping to flee fighting in the besieged Philippines city of Marawi remained trapped on Sunday after a four-hour ceasefire to evacuate residents was marred by gunfire.

03 Jun 2017

Residents shield Christians in bold exodus from Philippines city

MARAWI CITY, Philippines More than 160 civilians walked out of the besieged Philippines city of Marawi just after dawn on Saturday, deceiving Islamist fighters they encountered by hiding the identity of the many Christians among them.

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