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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

09 Dec 2017

Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared final victory over Islamic State on Saturday after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory. | Video

07 Dec 2017

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

BAGHDAD Iraq demanded on Thursday that the U.S. government backtrack on a decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and summoned the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad to protest the decision.

07 Dec 2017

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

BAGHDAD Iraq demanded on Thursday that the U.S. government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and summoned the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad to protest the decision.

07 Dec 2017

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

BAGHDAD Iraq demanded on Thursday that the U.S. government backtrack on a decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and summoned the U.S. ambassador in Baghdad to protest the decision.

07 Dec 2017

Iraq demands U.S. backtrack on Jerusalem, militia says troops a target

BAGHDAD Iraq demanded on Thursday that the U.S. government backtrack on a decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital to avoid fuelling terrorism, and a prominent Iraqi militia said the decision was a reason to attack U.S. troops.

02 Nov 2017

Kurds offer joint border deployment as Iraq threatens more military operations

BAGHDAD Iraq's Kurdish region said on Thursday it had offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing into Turkey with the participation of U.S.-led international forces as part of a compromise aimed at ending a stand-off with Baghdad.

30 Oct 2017

Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis. | Video

27 Oct 2017

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.

27 Oct 2017

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.

27 Oct 2017

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga agree on ceasefire, Kurdistan says

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement on Friday to stop fighting in northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said, although the status of any ceasefire remained unclear.

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