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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

Myanmar military denies atrocities against Rohingya, replaces general

YANGON Myanmar's army released a report on Monday denying all allegations of rape and killings by security forces, having days earlier replaced the general in charge of the operation that drove more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.

13 Nov 2017

Last exit from Myanmar, Rohingya wait for weeks on beach

AH LEI THAN KYAW, Myanmar Some 1,000 Rohingya Muslims desperate to leave Myanmar are camped on this exposed, sun-baked beach on the Bay of Bengal waiting for a boat to carry them to sanctuary in Bangladesh.

03 Nov 2017

Myanmar sees 'bad consequences' if U.S. imposes sanctions on military

YANGON Proposed U.S. sanctions targeting Myanmar's military for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims would hinder the fledgling civilian government sharing power with the generals, a spokesman for de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday.

28 Oct 2017

Myanmar to charge journalists on assignment for Turkish state TV: officials

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar police said on Saturday they were preparing to charge journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster TRT, their local interpreter and driver for bringing a drone into the country without permission.

28 Oct 2017

Myanmar detains reporters on assignment for Turkish state TV

NAYPYITAW/YANGON Myanmar police detained two journalists working for Turkey's state broadcaster TRT and their interpreter and driver on Friday for flying a drone near the parliament compound, amid tension between the two countries over the Rohingya crisis.

16 Oct 2017

Thousands of new Rohingya refugees flee violence, hunger in Myanmar for Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR/YANGON Hungry, destitute and scared, thousands of new Rohingya refugees crossed the border into Bangladesh from Myanmar early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said, fleeing hunger and attacks by Buddhist mobs that the United Nations has called ethnic cleansing.

14 Oct 2017

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

12 Oct 2017

Myanmar army chief says Rohingya Muslims "not natives", numbers fleeing exaggerated

YANGON Rohingya Muslims are not native to Myanmar, the army chief told the U.S. ambassador in a meeting in which he apparently did not address accusations of abuses by his men and said media was complicit in exaggerating the number of refugees fleeing.

11 Oct 2017

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

YANGON Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbours in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.

11 Oct 2017

Trapped Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar get first substantial food aid in months

YANGON Rohingya Muslim villagers cut off from food and threatened by Buddhist neighbours in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state received their first substantial food supplies in months on Wednesday after international pressure on the government to help.

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