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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

Jun 28 2017

Philippine Muslims fear Marawi fighting may deepen communal discord

MARAWI CITY, Philippines/MANILA When a small army of militants allied to Islamic State took over parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines last month, many of the country's Muslims were alarmed.

Jun 28 2017

Philippine Muslims fear Marawi fighting may deepen communal discord

MARAWI CITY, Philippines/MANILA When a small army of militants allied to Islamic State took over parts of Marawi City in the southern Philippines last month, many of the country's Muslims were alarmed.

Jun 26 2017

Philippines VP visits refugees fleeing fighting, Duterte unseen in days

BALO-I, Philippines The vice president of the Philippines expressed hope on Monday for a swift end to an urban siege by Islamist rebels, and offered support to displaced civilians during a visit normally conducted by a president not seen in public for six days.

Jun 25 2017

Philippine envoys talk with Islamist militant leader during brief truce

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Philippine emissaries met on Sunday with a leader of a militant group loyal to Islamic State, officials said, taking advantage of a short truce in a battle over a southern city occupied by rebels for more than a month.

Jun 23 2017

Australia to send spy planes to help Philippines fight militants

MARAWI CITY/SYDNEY Australia agreed on Friday to send two surveillance planes to help the Philippines tackle Islamist rebels, as jets and artillery pounded militant positions in a southern town held for more than a month by Islamic State loyalists.

Jun 23 2017

The Mautes of the Philippines: from monied family to Islamic State

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines Before they formed one of the most dreaded militant groups in the Philippines and pledged loyalty to Islamic State, the Mautes were a wealthy, political family in the southern region of Mindanao, largely influenced by the matriarch, Farhana.

Jun 22 2017

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on. | Video

Jun 22 2017

SE Asian countries commit to cohesive approach to thwart militants

MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines The Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia agreed on Thursday to pool intelligence and tackle militant financing as fears grow that protracted fighting in a southern Philippine town could be the prelude to an Islamic State infiltration of the region. | Video

Jun 22 2017

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

MARAWI CITY, Philippines, June 22 Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.

Jun 22 2017

'I can't go out': Texting for help from Islamist-occupied Philippines city

MARAWI CITY, Philippines Trapped in a war zone, Carmalia Baunto's husband, Nixon, had been trying for weeks to stay alive as Islamist guerrillas and Philippine government forces battled for control of Marawi City.

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