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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

20 Jan 2018

Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

CAIRO Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win. | Video

05 Dec 2017

Former Egypt premier says he's "fine" and still mulling election bid

CAIRO Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates in mysterious circumstances after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, told Reuters on Monday he was "fine" but was prevented from saying much more.

03 Dec 2017

Ex Egypt premier Shafik deported from UAE, arrives in Egypt: family, sources

CAIRO Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafik, who last week announced plans to run for the presidency, was deported from the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, his family said, and arrived in Cairo hours later.

30 Nov 2017

Exclusive: Former Egyptian premier Shafiq says intends to run in 2018 election

CAIRO Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, an ex-air force pilot and former presidential candidate, said on Wednesday he intended to run in the presidential election early next year and would return to Cairo in the "coming days".

29 Nov 2017

Sinai carnage presses Egypt to seek new alliance with tribes

NORTH SINAI, Egypt An attack that killed more than 300 people in North Sinai has prompted Egyptian officials to renew efforts to enlist local tribes whose support will be critical in attempts to defeat Islamic State, security and military sources said.

26 Oct 2017

Egypt election in view, Sisi supporters fire up campaign for mandate

CAIRO Six months before Egypt's election, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's supporters are petitioning for him to run, rallying around the former military commander whose popularity critics say has been dimmed by austerity reforms, security problems and a crackdown on dissidents.

19 Jul 2017

Shock in Egyptian knife attacker's home after Germans killed

KAFR AL-SHEIKH, Egypt Hours before leaving his northern Egyptian hometown for the Red Sea resort of Hurghada, the man accused of stabbing two German tourists to death ate a simple lunch with his mother and asked her to pray for him.

19 Jul 2017

Some former Sisi allies turn critics as Egypt election nears

CAIRO Some of the people who helped propel Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to power are calling for his replacement in an election next year, a sign of a shift in the still widespread view that he is a force for stability.

17 Jul 2017

Cairo police clash with Nile island residents, at least one dead, 56 injured

CAIRO At least one person has been killed and dozens injured in clashes between police and residents of a Nile island in Cairo, when security forces attempted to demolish illegal buildings, the ministry of Interior said in a statement.

29 Jun 2017

Interview: Nephew of assassinated Egyptian president mulls election run

CAIRO The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat says the current leadership has stifled freedom of expression so tightly the only way to criticise the government and address the country's ills is to run for president.

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