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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 14 2017

U.N. seeks 'massive' help for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar 'ethnic cleansing'

DHAKA/YANGON The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as "ethnic cleansing".

Sep 08 2017

Bangladesh wants 'safe zones' to ease Rohingya crisis, but seen unlikely

DHAKA Bangladesh has proposed creating "safe zones" run by aid groups for Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine state to stop hundreds of thousands of refugees crossing into its territory following a military crackdown.

Aug 03 2017

World Islamic body OIC tells Myanmar to protect rights of Rohingya minority

DHAKA Myanmar must protect the rights of its Rohingya Muslim minority, the chief of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) said on Thursday, urging the government to work with neighboring Muslim-majority countries to tackle a refugee crisis.

Jul 18 2017

Rohingya man accused of Myanmar insurgent ties bailed in Bangladesh

DHAKA Bangladesh's interior minister said a Rohingya Muslim man the country's police arrested late last year, for suspected links with an insurgent group that attacked Myanmar security forces, has been bailed and is living in a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Jun 01 2017

Bangladesh announces $50 billion budget to spur economy

DHAKA Bangladesh’s finance minister on Thursday announced the budget for the next fiscal year would increase by a quarter to more than 4 trillion taka ($50 billion) to help spur on economic growth.

May 23 2017

Chevron threatens to fire Bangladesh staff protesting asset sale: letter

DHAKA U.S. oil company Chevron has threatened to fire staff protesting against the planned sale of its assets in Bangladesh to Chinese investors, according to a letter seen by Reuters, in a row that could delay the estimated $2 billion deal.

Apr 24 2017

Chevron to sell Bangladesh gas fields to Chinese consortium

Chevron Corp is selling its three Bangladesh gas fields, worth an estimated $2 billion, to a Chinese consortium as the U.S. oil and gas group looks to shed non-core assets this year.

Mar 27 2017

Four militants killed as Bangladesh troops storm hideout

DHAKA Bangladesh army commandos have killed four Islamist militants in the northeastern city of Sylhet during a raid on a building where they were holed up amid local residents, a senior army official said on Monday.

Mar 17 2017

Suicide bomber attacks Bangladesh police special forces base

DHAKA A suicide bomber injured two Bangladeshi police officers on Friday when he attacked a base being built for the police anti-terrorist unit, officials said.

Mar 02 2017

Bangladesh to ban cold pill chemical to fight meth surge

DHAKA Bangladesh is to ban the import of the cold-medicine component pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in illicit methamphetamine production, anti-narcotics officials said, after purchases spiked in tandem with a boom in the illegal drug "ya ba".

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