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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Apr 27 2017

Pope to visit Egypt as Copts face Islamic State campaign

ISMAILIA, Egypt Karam Nassif fled his home in Egypt's North Sinai this year after his name appeared on a Christian hit-list circulated by Islamic State. Fearing for their safety after this month's twin church bombings, his family now wants to leave the country.

Apr 16 2017

Cairo court acquits Egyptian-American of human trafficking charges

CAIRO A Cairo court acquitted on Sunday an Egyptian-American woman and seven others who worked with street children and had been detained for nearly three years on human trafficking charges, in a case that had raised concerns in Washington.

Apr 13 2017

Bishop says state of emergency not enough to protect Egypt's Copts

MINYA, Egypt The Egyptian government needs to do more to protect the country's Coptic Christians from a "wave of persecution" following bombings that killed dozens during the church's most solemn week of the year, a senior bishop said.

Apr 11 2017

Rage at abandonment by the state as Egypt's Christians dig graves after bombing

TANTA, Egypt Egyptian Christians wept with rage on Monday as they recovered the bodies of loved ones killed in twin church bombings, furious at a state they believe will no longer protect them from neighbors bent on their murder.

Apr 10 2017

Families gather after Egypt church attack, state of emergency approved

ALEXANDRIA/TANTA, Egypt Families of victims of Sunday's bombing at Alexandria's Coptic cathedral gathered at the Monastery of Saint Mina under heavy security on Monday as Egypt's cabinet approved a three-month state of emergency ahead of a scheduled trip by Pope Francis. | Video

Feb 22 2017

Thousands mourn 'blind sheikh' convicted in 1993 World Trade Center bombing

Al-GAMALIYA, Egypt Thousands of mourners gathered in a small Egyptian town on Wednesday for the funeral of the Muslim cleric known as "the blind sheikh" who was convicted of conspiracy in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing in New York.

Jan 08 2017

Egyptians unimpressed by Sisi's promise of economic recovery

CAIRO Egyptians have been assured by their president that the country's battered economy will pick up in six months and they are coping "brilliantly" with austerity. But on the streets of Cairo it is hard to find people who agree.

Dec 22 2016

OPEC monitoring committee to meet first half of January: Kuwaiti oil minister

CAIRO An OPEC committee responsible for monitoring compliance with a global agreement to reduce oil output will meet in the first half of January, Kuwait's oil minister said on Thursday.

Dec 12 2016

Sisi says suicide bomber behind church attack in Egypt

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Monday a suicide bomber carried out the attack that killed 25 people at Cairo's Coptic cathedral, the deadliest on the Christian minority in years. | Video

Dec 06 2016

Europol to 'look again' at worst migrant drowning of 2016

LONDON The head of Europe's police agency said it would "look again" at the largest migrant shipwreck in the Mediterranean this year after an investigation by Reuters and BBC Newsnight exposed a gap in the response by law enforcement.

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