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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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18 Nov 2017

Lebanese Sunni politician warns of Arab sanctions over Hezbollah

BEIRUT Lebanon could face economic sanctions from Arab countries or worse if Hezbollah does not stop meddling in regional conflicts, a Lebanese Sunni politician said on Friday.

18 Nov 2017

Lebanese Sunni politician warns of Arab sanctions over Hezbollah

BEIRUT Lebanon could face economic sanctions from Arab countries or worse if Hezbollah does not stop meddling in regional conflicts, a Lebanese Sunni politician said on Friday.

18 Nov 2017

Lebanese Sunni politician warns of Arab sanctions over Hezbollah

BEIRUT Lebanon could face economic sanctions from Arab countries or worse if Hezbollah does not stop meddling in regional conflicts, a Lebanese Sunni politician said on Friday.

17 Nov 2017

Hariri's Paris meeting to boost Lebanon stability: top aide

BEIRUT Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, will see France's president on Saturday in Paris and the meeting will help resolve the Lebanese crisis and boost stability, a senior Hariri aide said.

15 Nov 2017

Syrian Kurdish leaders back longer U.S. role in Syria

BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish leaders voiced support on Wednesday for a longer-term role for U.S. forces in Syria once Islamic State is defeated, after the United States signalled it would not pull out before there was progress towards a political solution.

12 Nov 2017

Lebanese president presses Saudi to say why Hariri has not returned

BEIRUT Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not return home, a week after he stunned his country by resigning while in the kingdom.

12 Nov 2017

Lebanese president presses Saudi to say why Hariri has not returned

BEIRUT Lebanon's president called on Saudi Arabia on Saturday to clarify why Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri could not return home, a week after he stunned his country by resigning while in the kingdom. | Video

10 Nov 2017

Hezbollah says Saudi declares Lebanon war with Hariri detention

BEIRUT/PARIS Hezbollah's leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilise the country.

01 Nov 2017

Russia invites Syrian Kurds to people's congress: Kurdish official

BEIRUT Russia has invited the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria to its proposed congress of Syria's rival parties in November, a senior Kurdish official said on Tuesday, as Moscow seeks to launch a new initiative to end the Syrian conflict.

31 Oct 2017

Assad sets sights on Kurdish areas, risking new Syria conflict

BEIRUT With Islamic State near defeat in Syria, Damascus is setting its sights on territory held by Kurdish-led forces including eastern oil fields, risking a new confrontation that could draw the United States in more deeply and complicate Russian diplomacy.

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