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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

08 Jun 2018

Egypt arrests leave few vocal critics of Sisi

CAIRO A smiling Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi appeared on state television last month to pardon more than 330 prisoners, saying it was an act of clemency ahead of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. This week, he pardoned another 712.

18 May 2018

Egypt's Sisi orders Gaza border opened for Ramadan, Palestinians travel

RAFAH, GAZA STRIP Gazans lined up from dawn on Friday to travel across the border into Egypt after President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said his country's gateway with the Gaza Strip would be opened throughout the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

15 May 2018

Shi'ite cleric's election win puts Iran to the test in Iraq

Baghdad Already pressured by the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal, Iran faces a major test in managing Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a formidable opponent who beat Tehran's longtime allies to achieve a shock victory in Iraq's parliamentary election. | Video

14 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

13 May 2018

Kurdish clashes raise tension as opposition cries foul in Iraq vote

KIRKUK/SULAIMANIYA, Iraq No sooner had polls closed in Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya than anger at an unexpected sweep for its maligned dominant party boiled over. Gunfire between rival militias quickly erupted.

12 May 2018

Iraq minorities fear new upheaval in multi-ethnic city after vote

KIRKUK, Iraq The streets of Kirkuk, which has violently changed hands several times since Iraq's last election, are crammed with a dizzying patchwork of banners for nearly 300 candidates vying for votes in the multi-ethnic and religious city.

12 May 2018

Iraq minorities fear new upheaval in multi-ethnic city after vote

KIRKUK, Iraq The streets of Kirkuk, which has violently changed hands several times since Iraq's last election, are crammed with a dizzying patchwork of banners for nearly 300 candidates vying for votes in the multi-ethnic and religious city.

12 May 2018

Iraqi Kurdish fortunes reversed in city they longed for as capital

KIRKUK, Iraq An intersection in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk paints a vivid picture of the Kurds' rapid turn of fortune. The towering statue of a fighter who used to brandish a Kurdish sunburst flag now holds the red, white and black of Iraq's Baghdad government.

02 Apr 2018

Egypt's Sisi wins 97 percent in election with no real opposition

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes, the same proportion that the former military commander secured four years ago for his first term but with a lower turnout, official results showed on Monday.

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