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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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Jun 23 2017

Separate blasts kill 40 in Pakistan: police

QUETTA/PARACHINAR, Pakistan Bombs killed at least 40 people in Pakistan on Friday, with a suicide car bomber killing 13 in the southwestern city of Quetta, and two blasts later claiming at least 27 lives in the northwestern town of Parachinar, officials said.

May 24 2017

Pakistan captures Taliban leader blamed for three bombings in restive southwest

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistan has arrested a Taliban militant leader authorities describe as the "mastermind" behind three major attacks in Baluchistan, a spokesman for the government of the restive southwestern province said on Wednesday.

May 19 2017

Suspected Pakistani militants gun down three workers on China 'Silk Road' project

QUETTA, Pakistan Suspected militants on Friday gunned down three Pakistani workers building a Chinese-funded "Silk Road" highway in the country's southwest, just days after a similar attack killed 10, officials said.

May 13 2017

Ten gunned down near China 'Belt and Road' projects in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan Ten laborers were gunned down in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday while working on link roads to connect outlying towns to the country's $57-billion Chinese "Belt and Road" initiative, security officials confirmed.

May 12 2017

Bomb kills 25 as it hits convoy of Pakistan Senate deputy

QUETTA, Pakistan A bomb exploded next to a convoy of the deputy chairman of the Pakistan Senate on Friday in the violence-plagued province of Baluchistan, killing at least 25 people, officials said.

Nov 02 2016

Toll rises to 17 in Pakistan oil tanker fire, many more feared dead

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani firefighters were battling on Wednesday to douse a fire still raging more than a day after a series of explosions on a decommissioned oil tanker, with the death toll rising to 17, and more than 20 workers missing, officials said.

Oct 25 2016

Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead

QUETTA, Pakistan Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. | Video

Oct 23 2016

Two Pakistan coast guard killed in Pakistan's key CPEC port district

QUETTA, Pakistan Two Pakistan Coast Guard officers were gunned down in the southwestern province of Balochistan on Sunday in a district that is key to a Chinese-funded transport and energy project opposed by separatist militants, police said.

Oct 07 2016

Pakistan train bombings kill at least four

QUETTA, Pakistan Two bombs targeting a train in the restive western Pakistani province of Baluchistan killed at least four people on Friday and wounded 16, officials said.

Aug 11 2016

Blast wounds 13 in Pakistani city on edge after big suicide attack

QUETTA, Pakistan A roadside bomb hit a Pakistani security vehicle and wounded 13 people on Thursday in the southwestern city of Quetta, days after a suicide bombing at a hospital killed at least 74 people, most of them lawyers, officials and media said.

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