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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 04 2017

Thousands protest at Yemen president's sacking of southern leaders

ADEN Tens of thousands of Yemenis protested in Aden on Thursday against President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi's sacking of the provincial governor and a cabinet minister widely praised for helping drive Iran-aligned Houthis from the city in 2015.

Mar 04 2017

U.S. wages second day of strikes on al Qaeda in Yemen

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Mar 02 2017

U.S. pounds al Qaeda in Yemen with more than 20 strikes

WASHINGTON/ADEN, Yemen The United States said it carried out more than 20 precision strikes in Yemen targeting al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula on Thursday, in the first major operations against the group since a January raid by U.S. commandos.

Feb 22 2017

Senior Yemeni general killed in Houthi missile attack

ADEN The second-in-command of the Yemeni army was killed on Wednesday when a missile fired by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement hit an army camp, a military source said, the most senior Yemeni officer killed in the country's civil war.

Jul 18 2016

Suicide bombers attack Yemeni army checkpoints, killing 10

ADEN Two suicide bombers tried to ram vehicles laden with explosives through two Yemeni military checkpoints near the government-held port city of Mukalla on Monday, killing at least 10 people, the army and medics said.

Jul 06 2016

Al Qaeda claims attack on south Yemen army base near Aden

ADEN Eight Yemeni troops and six militants were killed on Wednesday in an assault claimed by Al Qaeda on a military base near the international airport of Yemen's southern city of Aden, the military said.

Jun 27 2016

Islamic State bombings in southern Yemen kill 38: medics

ADEN Three coordinated Islamic State bomb attacks on Yemeni government forces killed 38 people in the southern port city of Mukalla on Monday, medics and security sources said.

Jun 14 2016

Power cuts, violence fuel Yemen separatists' dreams

ADEN Deprived of sleep by temperatures of over 40 degrees (104 F), Azal Mohammed was among dozens of young men burning tires last month to protest against persistent power cuts in Aden, a port city that was the capital of South Yemen.

May 23 2016

Islamic State suicide bombing kills 40 army recruits in Yemen's Aden

ADEN A suicide car bombing claimed by Islamic State killed at least 40 Yemeni army recruits and wounded 60 in the southern city of Aden on Monday, medics said, in one of the deadliest attacks yet on government interests. | Video

May 15 2016

Islamic State Yemen suicide bomber kills 25 police recruits: medics

ADEN A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said.

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