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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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27 Nov 2017

Iraq to divert most Kirkuk oilfield output to Iraqi refineries, says official

BAGHDAD Iraq is preparing to divert most future output from Kirkuk oilfield to local refineries as a conflict with Kurdish regional authorities over the use of an export pipeline to Turkey continues, an Iraqi official said on Monday.

27 Nov 2017

Iraq invites foreign bids for oil, gas blocks in new areas

BAGHDAD Iraq on Monday invited foreign companies to bid for contracts to explore and develop oil and natural gas reserves in nine new blocks as the OPEC nation seeks to boost its output capacity.

26 Nov 2017

Iraq offers nine oil and gas blocks for exploration near Iran, Kuwait borders

BAGHDAD Iraq will invite foreign energy firms to bid for the exploration and development of nine new oil and gas blocks bordering Iran and Kuwait, the oil ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

26 Nov 2017

Iraq plans new pipeline exporting Kirkuk oil to Turkey: oil ministry

BAGHDAD Iraq plans to build a new pipeline that will ship oil from Kirkuk's oilfields to the Ceyhan port in Turkey, the oil ministry said on Sunday.

23 Nov 2017

Iraq launches operation to clear desert near Syria of Islamic State

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State in a final push to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said.

21 Nov 2017

Iraq to declare final victory over Islamic State after desert campaign

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday Islamic State had been defeated from a military perspective but he would only declare final victory after IS militants were routed in the desert.

21 Nov 2017

Iraq relocates hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected militants to Baghdad

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraqi authorities have moved hundreds of foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants from a detention centre in northern Iraq to Baghdad, citing security concerns and the difficulties of keeping them in a remote location.

21 Nov 2017

BP, Eni interested in developing Iraq's Majnoon oilfield - Iraqi oil officials

BAGHDAD BP and Eni are among companies that have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield which Royal Dutch Shell plans to leave next year, Iraqi oil officials said on Monday.

21 Nov 2017

BP, Eni interested in developing Iraq's Majnoon oilfield: Iraqi oil officials

BAGHDAD BP and Eni are among companies that have expressed an interest in developing the giant Majnoon oilfield which Royal Dutch Shell plans to leave next year, Iraqi oil officials said on Monday.

20 Nov 2017

Iraqi court rules Kurdish independence vote unconstitutional

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Supreme Federal Court ruled on Monday a Sept. 25 Kurdish independence referendum was unconstitutional and the results void, strengthening Baghdad's hand in a stand-off with the Kurdish region watched closely by neighbouring Turkey and Iran.

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