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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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Oct 18 2017

'Where are the others?': Somalia praises 'genuine brother' Turkey for bombs response

MOGADISHU Turkey's swift response to Somalia's deadliest truck bombing drew praise from survivors and officials who called Ankara their "only genuine" international partner.

Oct 18 2017

Somalis defy police to protest against deadly truck bombings

MOGADISHU Thousands of Somalis demonstrated on Wednesday against those behind bombings that killed more than 300 people, defying police who opened fire to keep them away from the site where their loved-ones were killed.

Oct 17 2017

After Somalia's deadliest bombing, a brother's desperate search

MOGADISHU When Somalia's deadliest truck bomb exploded on Saturday, Abdi Ali Ibrahim raced to the smoking crater just meters from where his beloved sister Asha had a small business selling fuel.

Oct 17 2017

Chaotic response to Somali bombing cost lives, medics say

MOGADISHU Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country's threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit.

Oct 16 2017

Death toll from Somalia bomb attacks tops 300

MOGADISHU More than 300 people were killed by twin bomb explosions in Mogadishu, an official said on Monday, as locals packed hospitals in search of friends and relatives caught by Somalia's deadliest attack in a decade.

Oct 15 2017

Death toll from blasts in Somalia's capital Mogadishu tops 200

MOGADISHU More than 200 people were killed by twin bomb blasts that struck busy junctions in the heart of Somalia's capital Mogadishu, officials said on Sunday, marking the deadliest attacks since an Islamist insurgency began in 2007. | Video

Oct 14 2017

Car bombs kill at least 22 in Somalia's capital Mogadishu: police

MOGADISHU Two car bombs in separate parts of Somalia's capital Mogadishu killed at least 22 people on Saturday and injured several others, police said. | Video

Oct 12 2017

Somalia's top military chiefs resign, no reason given

MOGADISHU Two of Somalia's highest-ranking military officials have resigned, state outlets said on Thursday, in moves that could deal a blow to the war-torn Horn of Africa country's efforts to fight Islamist militants.

Oct 03 2017

Somalia gets new Saudi aid but stays neutral in Gulf crisis

MOGADISHU Somalia has received $50 million in new aid from Saudi Arabia but the gesture does not change the central government's decision to remain neutral in Riyadh's dispute with fellow Gulf state Qatar, a senior Somali official said on Tuesday.

Sep 29 2017

Militants attack Somali military base, kill at least 15

MOGADISHU Al Shabaab fighters killed at least 15 soldiers in an attack on a military base near Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, the militant group and Somali officials said on Friday.

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