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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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23 Jan 2018

Prize camels keep tradition alive in changing Saudi, but please no Botox!

AL-RUMAHIYA, Saudi Arabia The dromedaries paraded down a dusty racetrack as judges rated the size of their lips, cheeks, heads and knees. Crowds of men watched from the bleachers, hooting when the beasts representing their own tribe loped down the track. | Video

22 Jan 2018

Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in Yemen aid, expand port capacity

RIYADH A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would commit $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen, where it is supporting the internationally recognised government against Iran-aligned Houthis in a three-year-old civil war.

22 Jan 2018

Saudi-led coalition to give $1.5 billion in Yemen aid, expand port capacity

RIYADH A military coalition led by Saudi Arabia said on Monday it would commit $1.5 billion in new humanitarian aid for Yemen where it is supporting the internationally recognized government against Iran-aligned Houthis in a three-year-old civil war.

18 Jan 2018

Saudi Aramco signs crude-to-chemicals technology agreement

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco [IPO-ARMO.SE] signed a deal on Thursday with two U.S. firms for pilot use of a technology to convert crude oil to chemicals, helping the state company to expand its petrochemical business.

18 Jan 2018

Saudi Aramco signs crude-to-chemicals technology agreement

DHAHRAN, Saudi Arabia Saudi Aramco signed a deal on Thursday with two U.S. firms for pilot use of their technologies to convert crude oil to chemicals, helping the state company expand its petrochemical business.

15 Jan 2018

Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theatre, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom. | Video

14 Jan 2018

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

14 Jan 2018

Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

11 Jan 2018

Exclusive: Saudi state taking control of Binladin construction giant - sources

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia is taking managerial control of Saudi Binladin Group and discussing a possible transfer of some of the giant construction group's assets to the state while its chairman and other family members are in detention, sources told Reuters.

07 Jan 2018

Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. | Video

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