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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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Exclusive: Qatar sovereign fund moves stakes to government, may sell assets - sources

DOHA Qatar's sovereign wealth fund has transferred over $30 billion worth of its domestic equity holdings to the finance ministry and may sell other assets as part of a restructuring drive, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

21 Jun 2017

Qatar bourse says Gulf institutions dumped Qatari shares

DOHA The Qatar Stock Exchange on Wednesday said it believed some institutional investors from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain dumped shares to drive down the Qatari stock market in the wake of the diplomatic rift between Qatar and its Arab neighbours.

21 Jun 2017

Camels caught up in Qatar feud reunited with their owners

ABU SAMRA, QATAR-SAUDI ARABIA BORDER Thousands of camels crossed Saudi Arabia's desert border into Qatar on Tuesday and were reunited with their owners after being stranded for days at a frontier shut because of a feud among Arab powers. | Video

20 Jun 2017

Qatar sovereign fund deposited dollars in local banks as precaution - bankers

DOHA Qatar's sovereign wealth fund made U.S. dollar deposits in some local banks last week as a precaution after Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states cut diplomatic and transport ties with Doha, Qatari commercial bankers said.

20 Jun 2017

Qatar says it will not negotiate unless neighbours lift 'blockade'

DOHA/PARIS Qatar will not negotiate with its neighbours to resolve the Gulf dispute unless they first lift the trade and travel boycott they imposed two weeks ago, its foreign minister said, but added Doha still believed a solution was possible.

19 Jun 2017

Qatar Financial Centre says it plans no reprisals over sanctions

DOHA, June 19 The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) does not plan to take any action against Saudi Arabian, United Arab Emirates or Bahraini firms in response to their governments' sanctions against Qatar, the QFC's chief executive told reporters on Monday.

19 Jun 2017

Turkish troops hold exercises in Qatar in show of support

DOHA, June 19 Qatar held military exercises with Turkish troops on Monday, demonstrating one of its few strong alliances after two weeks of ostracism and economic isolation imposed by neighbours which accuse the U.S. ally of supporting terrorism.

16 Jun 2017

Cow farm in Qatari desert struggles amid Arab boycott

ABU NAKLAH, QATAR June 16 On a cattle farm in the desert outside Doha, hundreds of cows imported from the Netherlands are led into an air-conditioned hall to be milked by Asian workers in orange uniforms.

16 Jun 2017

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support

DOHA A $12 billion deal to buy U.S. F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism.

15 Jun 2017

Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support

DOHA, June 15 A $12 billion deal to buy Boeing F-15 U.S. fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, adding that its rift with some other Arab states had not hurt the U.S. relationship with Doha.

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