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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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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.

16 Aug 2017

Qatar sovereign fund said to plan new foreign investments despite sanctions

DOHA/ZURICH Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, with around $300 billion to its name, is shrugging off the country's diplomatic crisis with its neighbours and planning to expand its holdings.

15 Aug 2017

Arab boycott adds to woes of Qatar migrant workers

DOHA An Arab embargo on Qatar is inflicting pain on foreign migrant workers struggling amid an oil slump and disruption of deliveries for large construction projects linked to the 2022 soccer World Cup.

09 Aug 2017

Qatar Airways says will receive first Airbus A350-1000 this year

DOHA Qatar Airways has been told by Airbus it will receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the end of the year, the airline's chief executive said on Wednesday.

09 Aug 2017

Qatar Airways says will receive first Airbus A350-1000 this year

DOHA Qatar Airways has been told by Airbus it will receive its first A350-1000 aircraft before the end of the year, the airline's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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.

19 Jul 2017

Qatar LNG company postpones layoffs amid diplomatic crisis

DOHA, July 19 Majority state-owned Qatari gas producer Rasgas has postponed a round of job cuts after the diplomatic crisis which erupted between Qatar and its neighbours in early June, people familiar with the matter have told Reuters.

19 Jul 2017

Qatar's $300 billion conundrum: how liquid are its reserves?

DUBAI/DOHA When is $300 billion not enough? That question is key to Qatar's future as some bankers and hedge funds speculate the super-rich state's vast financial reserves may not be liquid enough to defend its currency in the long term.

18 Jul 2017

Qatar says media report reveals UAE role in hack that sparked crisis

LONDON/DOHA Qatar said on Monday that a U.S. media report had shown that the United Arab Emirates was involved in an alleged hack of Qatar's state news agency in late May that helped spark a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf.

16 Jul 2017

Doha mall's $1 billion-plus loan refinancing frozen amid Qatar boycott: sources

DUBAI/DOHA The refinancing of a $1 billion loan by Doha Festival City, a retail and hospitality complex in Qatar, has been indefinitely postponed as a diplomatic crisis deters regional banks from doing new Qatari business, bankers said.

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