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India

Andrew R.C. Marshall

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

06 Dec 2017

Myanmar's opium crop plummets, but no victory over Asia's narco-boom: U.N.

BANGKOK A "dramatic" drop in opium cultivation in Myanmar underscored a regional boom in demand for illegal synthetic drugs such as methamphetamine, which many Asian countries are struggling to combat, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

27 Nov 2017

Special Report: Manila police tell one story of a drug killing. Videos tell another

BARANGAY 19, MANILA The police report was clear. Anti-drug officers shot and injured three men in this poor district of the Philippine capital, then "rushed" them to hospital where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

23 Sep 2017

Buddhist mistrust of foreign aid workers hampers relief for Myanmar's Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar Relief agencies struggling to reach hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims displaced by strife in northwestern Myanmar are facing rising hostility from ethnic Rakhine Buddhists who accuse the United Nations and foreign aid groups of only helping Muslims.

21 Sep 2017

Myanmar protesters try to block aid shipment to Muslim Rohingya

SITTWE, Myanmar Buddhist protesters in Myanmar threw petrol bombs to try to block an aid shipment to Muslims in Rakhine State, where the United Nations has accused the country's military of ethnic cleansing

19 Sep 2017

Rohingya Muslims trapped after Myanmar violence told to stay put

SITTWE, Myanmar Thousands of Rohingya Muslims trapped by hostile Buddhists in northwestern Myanmar have enough food and will not be granted the safe passage they requested from two remote villages, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

18 Sep 2017

Exclusive: 'We will kill you all': Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage

SITTWE, Myanmar Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

18 Sep 2017

Exclusive: 'We will kill you all' - Rohingya villagers in Myanmar beg for safe passage

SITTWE, Myanmar Thousands of Rohingya Muslims in violence-racked northwest Myanmar are pleading with authorities for safe passage from two remote villages that are cut off by hostile Buddhists and running short of food.

14 Sep 2017

All the president's women: Duterte's fiercest critics and a surly political heir

DAVAO, Philippines/MANILA Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has a problem with women, says the woman who has known him longer than perhaps any other: his sister Jocellyn.

10 Sep 2017

Rohingya insurgents declare temporary ceasefire amid humanitarian crisis

BANGKOK/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Rohingya insurgents declared a month-long unilateral ceasefire, starting on Sunday, to enable aid groups to help ease a humanitarian crisis in northwest Myanmar.

26 Aug 2017

More than a thousand turn Philippine funeral to protest against war on drugs

MANILA More than a thousand people attended a funeral procession on Saturday for a Philippine teenager slain by police last week, turning the march into one of the biggest protests yet against President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly war on drugs.

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