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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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21 Jan 2018

FSA commander says 25,000 Syrian rebels back Turkish force in Syria

AMMAN Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army rebels are joining the Turkish military operation in northern Syria with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG Kurdish militia almost two years ago, a rebel commander said on Sunday.

21 Jan 2018

FSA commander says 25,000 Syrian rebels back Turkish force in Syria

AMMAN Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army rebels are joining the Turkish military operation in northern Syria with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG Kurdish militia almost two years ago, a rebel commander said on Sunday.

21 Jan 2018

FSA commander says 25,000 Syrian rebels back Turkish force in Syria

AMMAN Around 25,000 Free Syrian Army rebels are joining the Turkish military operation in northern Syria with the goal of recapturing Arab towns and villages seized by the YPG Kurdish militia almost two years ago, a rebel commander said on Sunday.

19 Jan 2018

Jordan says Israel apologises for deaths of two Jordanians at embassy

AMMAN Jordan said on Thursday that Israel had formally apologised for the deaths of two of its citizens killed by an Israeli security guard last July in an incident that soured ties and led to the closure of the Israeli embassy in Amman, state media said.

16 Jan 2018

Jordan unveils major IMF-guided tax hikes to reduce public debt

AMMAN Jordan's cabinet announced on Monday a major package of IMF-guided tax hikes it says are crucial to gradually lower record public debt needed to get the economy hit by regional conflict growing again.

15 Jan 2018

Syrian rebel delegation in Washington seeking revival of CIA aid

AMMAN Free Syrian Army envoys have urged U.S. officials at talks in Washington to resume a suspended CIA program of military aid if it is serious about challenging growing Iranian influence in Syria, according to Syrian opposition figures.

09 Jan 2018

Jordan says arrests 17 in foiled Islamic State attack plot - state media

AMMAN Jordan said on Monday it had foiled an Islamic State plot that included plans for a series of attacks last November on security installations, shopping malls and moderate religious figures, state media reported.

08 Jan 2018

Remote camp on Jordan-Syria border getting U.N. aid by crane lift

AMMAN United Nations agencies began on Monday delivering aid for the first time in six months to some 60,000 Syrian refugees stranded in a desolate area near where Syria's border meets the Jordanian and Iraqi frontiers, aid agencies and Jordanian officials said.

03 Jan 2018

Syrian army preparing assault to end rebel siege of base east of capital

AMMAN The Syrian army backed by Russian jets escalated bombing of the last rebel bastion on the eastern outskirts of Damascus as they prepared to break a siege of an army base encircled by opposition forces, residents and witnesses said on Wednesday.

01 Jan 2018

Jordan royal palace denies rumours about dismissal of princes

AMMAN Jordan's royal palace warned it would take legal measures against anyone spreading what it said were lies about the ruling family, just days after King Abdullah relieved his brothers from top army posts in a major shakeup.

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