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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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New electronic system to speed up Iraqi election results: elections chief

BAGHDAD A new electronic system will deliver the results of Iraq's upcoming national election within hours of polls closing, the country's chief electoral officer said, a marked improvement from previous years when it took weeks to announce the outcome.

20 Apr 2018

Iraqi warplanes attack Islamic State positions in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraqi warplanes attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad's military said, in a rare air assault across the border.

20 Apr 2018

Iraqi warplanes attack Islamic State positions in Syria

BAGHDAD Iraqi warplanes attacked an Islamic State explosives factory and other positions inside Syria on Thursday, Baghdad's military said, in a rare air assault across the border.

29 Mar 2018

Sisi on course for big election win, early estimates say

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is on course for a landslide election victory although there was little sign he had achieved the high turnout he sought, according to early estimates after polls closed in a three-day election. | Video

27 Mar 2018

Cairo's poor districts show little interest in Sisi vote

CAIRO At a crowded crossroads on the edge of a poor Cairo district, blaring music and a news ticker on a giant screen urged people to vote for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. But down its dusty alleyways, there was no such fanfare.

27 Mar 2018

Sisi to win Egyptian election but seeks high turnout

CAIRO/ALEXANDRIA Egyptians began voting on Monday in a presidential election that guarantees victory to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, running virtually unchallenged with all credible candidates intimidated or locked up. | Video

25 Mar 2018

Authorities urge Egyptians to vote as Sisi seeks second term

CAIRO Buses with loudspeakers blasting out songs about the importance of voting were touring central Cairo on the eve of the Egyptian presidential election, which analysts say lacks credible challengers to President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

21 Mar 2018

In symbolic victory, Iran conquers Iraq's dates market

BAGHDAD It isn't hard to find signs that Iran is winning a proxy war with Saudi Arabia in Iraq.

05 Mar 2018

Russia's Rosneft holds key to fixing Iraqi Kurdistan oil flows: sources

ERBIL, Iraq/LONDON Russian state oil company Rosneft has emerged with an important role in talks between Iraq's government and Iraqi Kurdistan on resuming full oil exports from the semi-autonomous region, two industry sources said.

04 Mar 2018

Iraqi parliament approves budget, Kurdish lawmakers boycott vote

BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament approved a long-delayed budget on Saturday, the first since declaring victory over Islamic State after three years of war, but Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the vote over their region's diminished allocation.

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