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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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11 Oct 2017

Libya's NOC moves to shield oil output from budget, security risks

LONDON Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) is mobilizing key stakeholders to protect its output, which it said has been curtailed by it only receiving 25 percent of its 2017 budget.

10 Oct 2017

U.N. assisting thousands of migrants in Libyan smuggling hub

TUNIS/TRIPOLI U.N. agencies said on Monday they were trying to provide urgent help to large numbers of migrants held and then stranded in the smuggling hub of Sabratha as rival factions battled for control of the city. | Video

07 Oct 2017

Armed force claims victory in Libyan migrant smuggling hub

TRIPOLI/TUNIS An armed alliance involved in a three-week battle over the Libyan smuggling hub of Sabratha said it had taken control of the coastal city on Friday.

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.

21 Sep 2017

Armed group seeks legitimacy with Tripoli migrant deal, source says

ROME/TUNIS A powerful armed group, known for smuggling people from Libya, is seeking legitimacy and state security jobs from the Tripoli government in exchange for stopping migrant boats from leaving the coast of Sabratha for Italy, a senior group member said.

20 Sep 2017

U.N. seeks to rally foreign backing for new Libyan peace plan

TUNIS The United Nations is seeking to marshal international support this week for a new push to break a political stalemate in Libya and end the turmoil that followed the country's 2011 uprising.

25 Aug 2017

British foreign secretary visits Libyan strongman, backs ceasefire

TUNIS British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson met Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar during a visit to Benghazi on Thursday and urged him to stick to a ceasefire announced in Paris last month and to back U.N.-led efforts to end Libya's conflict.

21 Aug 2017

Exclusive: Armed group stopping migrant boats leaving Libya

TUNIS/ROME An armed group is stopping migrant boats from setting off across the Mediterranean from a city west of Tripoli that has been a springboard for people smugglers, causing a sudden drop in departures over the past month, sources in the area said.

07 Aug 2017

East Libyan city suffers as military forces tighten siege

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Residents of Derna in east Libya say they are facing critical shortages after Khalifa Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) tightened its longstanding siege around the city last week.

21 Jul 2017

Backing of workers, communities key to Libya's oil revival

SHARARA OIL FIELD, Libya When the head of Libya's state energy company visited Sharara oil field in early July, community leaders and workers crowded into a conference room to ask about jobs, training and services for local people.

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