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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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17 Jul 2018

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel's army. | Video

10 Jul 2018

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out 'cradle' of revolt

BEIRUT/AMMAN President Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the place it first began more than seven years ago, as rebels enter talks with his Russian allies on withdrawing from Deraa city or accepting a return of state authority.

10 Jul 2018

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to seize 'cradle' of revolt

AMMAN/BEIRUT President Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the city where it began more than seven years ago, as rebels said on Tuesday they were seeking to withdraw with Russian guarantees.

05 Jul 2018

Hezbollah role in Syrian south exposes limits of U.S. policy

BEIRUT Hezbollah is helping to lead a Russian-backed offensive in southern Syria, pro-Damascus sources said, exposing the limits of U.S. policy that hopes Moscow can get Iran and groups it backs out of the country.

30 Jun 2018

Jordan source reports south Syria truce; State Dept cannot confirm

BEIRUT/AMMAN A ceasefire has been agreed for southern Syria between the government and rebels, a Jordanian official source said on Friday, amid fears of a gathering humanitarian catastrophe in a region sensitive to neighbours Jordan and Israel.

29 Jun 2018

Syrians trickle home from Lebanon, but most stay put

ARSAL, Lebanon Several hundred refugees returned to Syria from Lebanon on Thursday while hundreds more waited to hear whether their applications to go home would be approved by Syrian authorities. | Video

28 Jun 2018

Air raids hit more Syrian towns, knock out hospitals: monitor

BEIRUT Government air raids struck more towns in rebel-held southwest Syria on Wednesday and knocked out hospitals overnight, a war monitor said, as a Russian-backed offensive gathered pace with no sign of Washington following through on a pledge to respond.

23 Jun 2018

Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

BEIRUT Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

22 Jun 2018

Assad presses assault in southwest Syria, civilians flee

BEIRUT Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to win back the area bordering Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.

19 Jun 2018

Syrian rebel warns of "volcanoes of fire" if Assad attacks south

BEIRUT Syrian government forces and their Iran-backed allies will face "volcanoes of fire" if they launch a threatened offensive in the opposition-held southwest, a rebel commander told Reuters on Tuesday.

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