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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

Sep 15 2017

Risk of Afghan civilian casualties could damp support for U.S. strikes on militants

KABUL U.S. President Donald Trump's plans to step up air strikes on Islamist militants in Afghanistan risk increasing civilian casualties and stirring resentment, despite an initial welcome by Afghan officials and international allies.

Sep 05 2017

Disabled in war, Afghan soldiers seek a living on the streets

JALALABAD, Afghanistan Afghan soldier Mehrullah Safi's military career ended in southern Helmand province last year when a rocket-propelled grenade exploded next to him, severing his right leg. Now he sells mobile telephone cards in the street.

Aug 29 2017

Suicide bomber kills five at bank in Afghan capital

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up at a bank close to the heavily protected U.S. embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding eight, the interior ministry said. | Video

Aug 26 2017

Afghanistan's Shi'ites call for protection after latest mosque attack

KABUL Victims of the latest attack on Shi'ite Muslims in Afghanistan directed their anger squarely at the Afghan government, accusing it of failing to protect them despite repeated attacks.

Aug 15 2017

Three aid workers killed in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL Three Afghan aid workers employed by Catholic Relief Services were gunned down and killed in central Afghanistan, officials said on Tuesday.

Jul 31 2017

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on Iraqi embassy in Kabul

KABUL Militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack on the Iraqi embassy in Kabul on Monday that began with a suicide bomber blowing himself up at the main gate, allowing gunmen to enter the building and battle security forces. | Video

Jun 20 2017

At least six Afghan guards killed on way to work at U.S. base

KABUL Taliban gunmen in Afghanistan opened fire on a vehicle taking Afghan guards to work at a U.S. military base killing six of them, the U.S. military said on Tuesday.

Jun 19 2017

First flight marks new air cargo link between Afghanistan and India

KABUL An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday.

Jun 19 2017

First flight marks new air cargo link between Afghanistan and India

KABUL, June 19 An aircraft packed with 60 tons of Afghan plants with medicinal uses marked the opening of the first air cargo corridor between Afghanistan and India on Monday.

Jun 07 2017

Weary Afghan army fights on as U.S. weighs troop increase

CHAPARHAR, Afghanistan From his sandbagged command post outside the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad, Brigadier General Mohammad Nasim Sangin says he needs more troops and equipment to beat the Taliban and hold on to ground his soldiers take. | Video

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