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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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21 Nov 2017

U.S. Congress members decry 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

YANGON/NAYPYITAW Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had "all the hallmarks" of ethnic cleansing, while the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.

16 Nov 2017

Tillerson, in Myanmar, calls for credible probe of atrocities

NAYPYITAW U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for a credible investigation into reports of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims committed by Myanmar's security forces after a meeting with its civilian and military leaders.

08 Nov 2017

Myanmar cardinal urges Pope Francis to avoid use of the term 'Rohingya'

YANGON Myanmar's most senior Catholic prelate has urged Pope Francis to avoid using the term 'Rohingya' during a visit this month, when he is expected to raise the humanitarian crisis faced by the Muslim minority after a Myanmar army offensive in August.

17 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Woodside delays Myanmar gas drilling as early results disappoint - sources

YANGON Australia's Woodside Petroleum and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation.

16 Oct 2017

Exclusive: Woodside delays Myanmar gas drilling as early results disappoint - sources

YANGON Australia's Woodside Petroleum and its partners have deferred gas exploration plans in Myanmar until 2018 after some disappointing drilling results, according to four people familiar with the situation.

08 Oct 2017

Exclusive: West edges towards punishing Myanmar army leaders over Rohingya crisis - sources

YANGON/WASHINGTON The European Union and the United States are considering targeted sanctions against Myanmar military leaders over an offensive that has driven more than 500,000 Rohingya Muslims out of the country, officials familiar with the discussions say.

23 Sep 2017

U.S. seeks urgent action on Myanmar, U.N. eyes $200 mln for refugees

YANGON/DHAKA The United States wants Myanmar to take urgent action to end violence in Rakhine state, where a military offensive has created a crisis that could jeopardise its economic and political transition, a U.S. official said on Friday.

20 Sep 2017

Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims. | Video

10 Sep 2017

Fires destroy more villages in Myanmar's Rohingya region - sources

YANGON Several more villages were burned down on Saturday in a part of northwest Myanmar where many Rohingya Muslims had been sheltering from violence sweeping the area, two sources monitoring the situation said.

09 Sep 2017

Fires destroy more villages in Myanmar's Rohingya region: sources

YANGON Several more villages were burned down on Saturday in a part of northwest Myanmar where many Rohingya Muslims had been sheltering from violence sweeping the area, two sources monitoring the situation said.

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