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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

04 Oct 2017

Tourists trickle back to Tunisia after 2015 militant attacks

SOUSSE, Tunisia, Oct 4 Dozens of tourists pack beach chairs at a Tunisian luxury hotel, where everything from the swimming pool to the wall paint, the furniture at the shiny reception hall, the police post at its gate and even its name is new.

27 Sep 2017

U.N. launches new plan to end Libya's post-revolution turmoil

TUNIS The United Nations began a new push on Tuesday to stabilise Libya by getting rival factions to revise the stalled peace plan and set the country on the path to elections.

20 Sep 2017

Kirkuk shaping up as flashpoint ahead of Kurdistan independence vote

KIRKUK, Iraq Visitors to Kirkuk in northern Iraq are greeted by an imposing statue of a Kurdish Peshmerga fighter with a gun slung over his shoulder, a reminder of tensions building in the hotly-contested city ahead of a referendum on Kurdish independence.

15 Sep 2017

Western powers press Iraq Kurd leaders to shelve 'very risky' independence vote

ERBIL/KIRKUK, Iraq The United States and Western allies pressed Iraqi Kurdish leaders to ditch a "very risky" independence vote on Thursday, presenting an alternative plan in an attempt to avoid conflict between the oil rich region and central government in Baghdad.

12 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Iraq holding 1,400 foreign wives, children of suspected ISIS fighters

SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq Iraqi authorities are holding 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State fighters after government forces expelled the jihadist group from one of its last remaining strongholds in Iraq, security and aid officials said.

30 Aug 2017

Ghost tomato factory showcase for Nigeria's farming problems

KANO, Nigeria At a state-of-the-art plant in northern Nigeria, shiny machines stand next to a conveyor belt ready to crush tomatoes to satisfy the country's insatiable demand for tomato paste. | Video

15 Aug 2017

Nigeria stand-in careful not to upset the boat as Buhari steers from London

LAGOS The window for Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria's stand-in president, to launch bold economic reforms and wrestle the ill-disciplined naira currency into shape is fast closing.

11 May 2017

Bribes hotline snag is symbol of stalled Nigerian graft campaign

LAGOS Large billboards at Lagos airport urge travellers to call a hotline to report officials asking for bribes. But there is a problem with this attempt to fight the corruption that plagues Africa's biggest economy.

26 Apr 2017

For some Mosul men, escape leads straight to the interrogator

HAMMAM AL-ALIL CAMP, Iraq The Iraqi intelligence officer kept barking the same question at the 46-year-old man who was looking nervously at his hands after having escaped Mosul: "Why do you still have a beard?"

25 Apr 2017

Wider Image - A walk through western Mosul

IRAQ, Mosul Inside are tattered curtains, crumbling walls and torn up floors. Outside is a near ghost town.


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