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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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14 Nov 2017

Tillerson to press Myanmar army chief to halt violence so Rohingya can return

YANGON U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will stress the need to halt violence and stabilise Rakhine State when he meets the head of Myanmar's military on Wednesday in a bid to ease the Rohingya refugee crisis, a senior State Department official said. | Video

10 Nov 2017

Aboard rickety boats or swimming, over 750 Rohingya reach Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON They came in boats, others on flimsy rafts, some even swam. Around 750 Rohingya Muslims made their escape from Myanmar on Friday to reach Bangladesh, where the greatest danger is malnutrition and disease in teeming refugee camps.

09 Nov 2017

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar's Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday joined a multitude of refugees in Bangladesh, as calls grew for upcoming regional summits to exert more pressure on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to stem the crisis.

09 Nov 2017

Rohingya row to Bangladesh as Myanmar's Suu Kyi runs summit gauntlet

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Blessed by calmer seas, several hundred more Rohingya Muslims on Thursday joined a multitude of refugees in Bangladesh, as calls grew for upcoming regional summits to exert more pressure on Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi to stem the crisis.

08 Nov 2017

Myanmar warns U.N. scolding could harm talks with Bangladesh on Rohingya crisis

YANGON Myanmar warned on Wednesday that a scolding delivered by the U.N. Security Council could "seriously harm" its talks with Bangladesh over returning home more than 600,000 people who fled to escape a Myanmar military crackdown.

01 Nov 2017

Myanmar blames Bangladesh for delaying accord on repatriating Rohingya

YANGON Myanmar insisted on Wednesday it was ready to set up a repatriation process for Rohingya Muslims even as more risked their lives fleeing the country, but it voiced fears Bangladesh was delaying an accord to first get international aid money.

21 May 2016

The very idea of a President Trump scares some, bolsters others in Asia

SINGAPORE Donald Trump's "isolationist" foreign policy pronouncements are feeding insecurity in some Asian nations fearful of China's growing power, and risk emboldening nationalists and authoritarians in the region.

30 Mar 2012

Turkey passes school reform law critics view as Islamic

ISTANBUL Turkey's ruling party pushed through a school reform act on Friday that provoked brawls among parliamentarians and mass protests by secular Turks and teachers, who said the law was pushing an Islamic agenda and would lower education standards.

27 Mar 2012

Syrian opposition struggles to overcome disunity

ISTANBUL A well-known Syrian dissident walked out of reconciliation talks in Istanbul on Tuesday aimed at demonstrating that Syrian opposition groups can provide an effective alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

27 Mar 2012

Syrian opposition struggles to overcome disunity

ISTANBUL A well-known Syrian dissident walked out of reconciliation talks in Istanbul on Tuesday aimed at demonstrating that Syrian opposition groups can provide an effective alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

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