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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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16 Jan 2018

Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday.

15 Jan 2018

Pakistan aims to sell national airline before election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan will try to privatize its national airline before general elections due this year, privatization minister Daniyal Aziz said, as the ruling party seeks to restart sales of state-run businesses.

10 Jan 2018

Pakistani journalist critical of military escapes kidnap attempt

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country's military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by security services.

10 Jan 2018

Anti-establishment Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

ISLAMABAD, Jan 10 A Pakistani journalist, known for criticising his country's military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by the security services.

05 Jan 2018

Pakistani minister decries U.S. as 'friend who always betrays'

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.

04 Jan 2018

Pakistan shrugs off impending U.S. aid cuts, wary of harsher measures

ISLAMABAD Pakistan is shrugging off proposed U.S. aid cuts but frets that Washington could take more drastic measures to deter what it sees as the South Asian nation's support for Taliban militants causing chaos in neighbouring Afghanistan.

03 Jan 2018

U.S. puts Pakistan on notice: Do more to stop terrorism

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD The United States accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a "double game" on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain U.S. aid. | Video

29 Dec 2017

Pakistan's new finance chief targets tax reforms, touts rupee flexibility

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's new finance ministry chief Miftah Ismail said he plans significant tax reforms in the five months before the government's term ends ahead of a 2018 election, and touted a policy of greater currency flexibility.

28 Dec 2017

Insight: In Pakistan, questions raised over GE's flagship power turbines

ISLAMABAD/SINGAPORE General Electric's flagship gas turbines ran into problems in Pakistan earlier this year, leading to delays and lengthy outages at three newly built power stations, according to several senior Pakistani officials and power executives.

18 Dec 2017

Hoping to extend maritime reach, China lavishes aid on Pakistan town

GWADAR, Pakistan China is lavishing vast amounts of aid on a small Pakistani fishing town to win over locals and build a commercial deep-water port that the United States and India suspect may also one day serve the Chinese navy.

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