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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

01 Feb 2018

East Libyan groups targeting displaced families, preventing returns: HRW

TUNIS Armed groups, some linked with prominent Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, are preventing thousands of displaced families from returning to the eastern city of Benghazi, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said in a report published on Thursday.

01 Feb 2018

Macron pledges investment for Tunisia's struggling economy

TUNIS France's President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he would push to double French investment in Tunisia over five years to buttress its faltering economy and transition to democracy.

25 Jan 2018

U.N. alarmed at reports of summary executions in Libya's Benghazi

TUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of "brutal and outrageous summary executions" in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing.

25 Jan 2018

U.N. alarmed at reports of summary executions in Libya's Benghazi

TUNIS The United Nations Libya mission said it was alarmed by reports of "brutal and outrageous summary executions" in the eastern city of Benghazi on Wednesday, after pictures emerged appearing to show at least nine people being shot dead at the site of a twin car bombing.

22 Jan 2018

Libya's NOC announces reopening of 50,000 barrels per day As-Sarah fields

TUNIS Libya's National Oil Corporation, NOC, announced on Sunday the reopening of the eastern As-Sarah oil fields, where more than 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) in a Wintershall concession had been shut in by a blockade since November.

16 Jan 2018

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI/TUNIS Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison.

05 Jan 2018

Libyan oil revenues up sharply in 2017, budget deficit halved - cenbank

TUNIS, Jan 5 Libya earned $14 billion in oil revenues in 2017, nearly three times more than in the previous year, allowing it to halve its budget deficit, the central bank said, amid a partial recovery in oil output despite continued political and economic turmoil.

15 Dec 2017

Exclusive: Italy plans big handover of sea rescues to Libya coastguard

ROME/TRIPOLI Italy wants Libya's coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.

07 Dec 2017

Libyan mayors meet for more leverage to tackle country's meltdown

TUNIS More than 90 mayors from across Libya's political divides are meeting for the first time in an effort to shore up their role in tackling conflict-linked crises and promote themselves as a unifying movement.

06 Dec 2017

U.N. pushing sharp increase in migrant returns from Libya

TUNIS The United Nations migration agency is stepping up the rate at which it flies migrants home from Libya, aiming to evacuate up to 15,000 in the final month of the year.

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