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India

Gul Yousafzai

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 Jan 2018

Gunmen in Pakistan kill two women working to eradicate polio

QUETTA, Pakistan Gunmen in Pakistan shot and killed two women working on a polio eradication campaign on Thursday, the latest in a string of attacks on efforts to protect children from the crippling and sometimes deadly disease.

13 Jan 2018

Pakistan's Baluchistan region elects new chief minister amid turmoil

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan's volatile Baluchistan province elected a new chief minister on Saturday, days after the previous leader was ousted in a blow to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party ahead of the 2018 polls.

09 Jan 2018

Seven killed, 23 injured in Pakistan blast aimed at police truck

QUETTA, Pakistan A bomb went off in the centre of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said.

09 Jan 2018

Chief minister of Pakistan's volatile Baluchistan resigns

ISLAMABAD The chief minister of Pakistan's Baluchistan resigned on Tuesday to end "instability" in the gas-rich province, his spokesman said, amid opposition efforts to remove him through a vote of no confidence.

23 Dec 2017

Christians worldwide prepare for holidays with an eye on security

QUETTA, Pakistan/JAKARTA Christmas church services and other celebrations are being held this weekend under the gaze of armed guards and security cameras in many countries after Islamic State gunmen attacked a Methodist church in Pakistan as a Sunday service began.

17 Dec 2017

Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan's Quetta before Christmas, killing nine

QUETTA, Pakistan/ISLAMABAD Two suicide bombers stormed a packed Christian church in southwestern Pakistan on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding up to 56, officials said, in the latest attack claimed by Islamic State in the country. | Video

10 Dec 2017

Pakistan says over 300 Baloch separatist militants surrender

ISLAMABAD More than 300 Baloch separatist militants have surrendered over the past few months, Pakistani government officials said, after a ceremony to mark the downing of guns and militants' return to civilian life.

15 Nov 2017

Gunmen shoot dead police officer and family in southwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a senior Pakistani police officer, as well as his wife, son and grandson on Wednesday as the family was driving in Baluchistan province, officials said.

15 Nov 2017

Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favoured route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

09 Nov 2017

Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan A suicide bomber killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

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