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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

02 May 2017

Hamas softens stance on Israel, drops Muslim Brotherhood link

GAZA/DOHA The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the country's right to exist and backs "armed struggle" against it. | Video

28 Apr 2017

Qatar sports anti-corruption group lays off staff

DOHA An anti-corruption sports watchdog funded by Qatar as part of its rapid rise as a destination for major sporting events is laying off about a quarter of its staff in a rare case of the Gulf monarchy scaling back.

27 Apr 2017

Qatar sports anti-corruption group lays off staff

DOHA, April 27 An anti-corruption sports watchdog funded by Qatar as part of its rapid rise as a destination for major sporting events, is laying off about a quarter of its staff in a rare case of the Gulf monarchy scaling back.

22 Apr 2017

Hunting party held hostage in Iraq since 2015 freed

DOHA/BAGHDAD Twenty-six Qataris, including members of the Gulf state's ruling royal family and two Saudis, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held in Iraq for nearly a year and a half, Qatari officials said.

12 Apr 2017

Ai Weiwei calls on Gulf states to do more to help Syrian refugees

DOHA Chinese artist Ai Weiwei called on wealthy Gulf Arab states to take in more Syrians displaced by six years of civil war, saying the surge of refugees fleeing conflict in the Middle East was a "test for humanity".

05 Apr 2017

Qatar World Cup workers pay recruitment fees, work 18-hour days - report

DOHA Hundreds of Asian workers pay recruitment fees for jobs building World Cup stadiums in Qatar and some end up working for nearly five months without a day of rest, according to an investigation funded by the Gulf state's World Cup organising body.

04 Apr 2017

Qatar restarts development of world's biggest gas field after 12-year freeze

DOHA/CHIBA Qatar has lifted a self-imposed ban on development of the world's biggest natural gas field, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum said on Monday, as the world's top LNG exporter looks to see off an expected rise in competition.

02 Apr 2017

Merger of three Qatari banks to take six months: executive

DOHA The merger of Qatari banks Masraf Al Rayan , Barwa Bank [IPO-BABK.QA] and International Bank of Qatar will take six months to complete, Masraf Al Rayan's chairman Hussain Ali al-Abdulla said on Sunday.

28 Mar 2017

On the eve of Brexit, Qatar pledges over $6 billion in investment in Britain

LONDON Qatar pledged 5 billion pounds ($6.3 billion) of investment in Britain on Monday in a show of support for the world's fifth-largest economy just two days before Prime Minister Theresa May triggers formal Brexit talks. | Video

28 Mar 2017

Qatar sees Brexit as chance to supply UK more gas - minister

DOHA Qatar sees Britain's exit from the European Union as an opportunity to boost supplies of liquefied natural gas to the world's fifth-largest economy and is open to investing in British energy assets, Qatar's energy minister said.

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