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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

May 13 2017

Egypt uncovers chamber of mummies, sees life for tourism

MINYA, Egypt Egypt has unearthed an ancient burial site replete with at least 17 mummies, most fully intact, the latest in a string of discoveries that the country's antiquities minister described as a helping hand from the crypt for its struggling tourism sector.

Apr 24 2017

Egypt wheat reserves at 2.6 months, to buy 3.8 million tonnes from local harvest

BENI SUEF, Egypt Egypt has about 2.6 months worth of wheat in its strategic reserves and expects to buy about 3.8 million tonnes from local farmers, Minister of Supply Ali Moselhy told Reuters on Monday at an event to mark the beginning of the local harvest.

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

Apr 09 2017

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

TANTA,Egypt/CAIRO At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency. | Video

Mar 12 2017

Egypt's capital set to grow by half a million in 2017

CAIRO Cairo's population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. 

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 30 2017

Trump order dashes dreams of Iraqi family bound for United States

CAIRO/ERBIL, Iraq Fuad Sharef and his family waited two years for a visa to settle in the United States, selling their home and quitting jobs and schools in Iraq before setting off on Saturday for a new life they saw as a reward for working with U.S. organisations. | Video

Jan 18 2017

Egypt puts retired football star on terrorism list

CAIRO Egypt has added one of the country's most renowned athletes, retired football star Mohamed Aboutrika, to a terrorism list for alleged ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.

Nov 30 2016

Egyptian central bank lets banks allocate more dollars to clients -bankers

CAIRO, Nov 30 Egypt's central bank has told banks they may allocate dollars to a wider range of clients, according to bankers, potentially making hard currency available to foreign companies seeking to repatriate earnings after months of delays.

Nov 22 2016

Currency drop hits Egypt's medicine supplies, angering public

CAIRO Pharmacies across Egypt are running short of medicines, some of them life-savers, as a plunge in the value of the Egyptian pound coupled with strict government price caps has made scores of products unprofitable to produce or import.

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