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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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Iraq plans manual election recount only for suspect ballots

BAGHDAD Iraq will conduct a manual recount of votes from a May election only for ballots mentioned in official reports on fraud or in formal complaints, a move likely to speed up the ratification of final results and the formation of a new government.

Jun 23 2018

PM Abadi, Sadr alliance brings Iraq government closer

NAJAF, Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and cleric Moqtada al-Sadr said on Saturday their political blocs would enter into an alliance, bringing Iraq one step closer to forming a new government after an election marred by low turnout and fraud allegations.

Jun 21 2018

Iraq's top court upholds election recount, reverses vote cancellations

BAGHDAD Iraq's top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional.

Jun 13 2018

Sadr-Amiri alliance lowers Iraq's political temperature

BAGHDAD Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri's decision to choose compromise over confrontation and strike an alliance, aiming to form the next Iraqi government, has eased tensions after elections marred by fraud allegations.

Jun 12 2018

Iraq's Sadr and Amiri announce political alliance

BAGHDAD Nationalist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and Iranian-backed militia chief Hadi al-Amiri, who won first and second place respectively in Iraq's May parliamentary election, announced on Tuesday an alliance between their political blocs.

Jun 11 2018

After ballot box fire, Iraqi cleric Sadr warns of civil war

BAGHDAD Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr urged Iraqis on Monday to unite rather than squabble over a possible rerun of the election his bloc won last month, a message apparently meant to defuse political tension after a ballot box storage depot caught fire.

Jun 11 2018

Iraqi ballot box storage site catches fire in Baghdad

BAGHDAD A storage site housing half of Baghdad's ballot boxes from Iraq's parliamentary election in May caught fire on Sunday, just days after parliament demanded a nationwide recount of votes, drawing calls for the election to be re-run. | Video

Jun 09 2018

Polizei - Ali B. erwürgte Susanna aus Angst vor Anklage

Dohuk Der im Nordirak festgenommene Ali B. hat nach Angaben der dortigen Polizei die Tötung und Vergewaltigung der 14-jährigen Susanna aus Mainz gestanden.

Jun 08 2018

Iraqi cleric Sadr announces disarmament initiative

BAGHDAD Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called on Friday for a nationwide disarmament campaign and announced his Baghdad stronghold would be first to disarm just two days after an ammunitions cache exploded there and killed 18 people.

Jun 07 2018

Turkey halts filling Tigris dam after Iraq complains of water shortages

ANKARA/BAGHDAD Turkey has temporarily stopped filling a huge dam on the Tigris River after complaints from neighboring Iraq, which is suffering water shortages, officials said on Thursday.

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