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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

Feb 06 2018

Men with guns still rule in Libya as return to 'ghost town' blocked

TRIPOLI More than six years after they were forced to leave their homes in the civil war that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, tens of thousands of residents of the Libyan ghost city of Tawergha were finally meant to start going home last week. It never happened.

Feb 02 2018

Migrant boat capsizes off Libya, 90 feared dead, mostly Pakistanis

GENEVA/TRIPOLI An estimated 90 migrants are feared to have drowned off the coast of Libya after a smuggler's boat capsized early on Friday, leaving three known survivors and 10 bodies washed up on shore, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said.

Jan 15 2018

At least 20 dead as clashes shut airport in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI/TUNIS Fierce clashes broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Monday, killing at least 20 people, shutting the airport, and damaging planes during what the government said was a failed attempt to spring militants from a nearby prison.

Jan 11 2018

U.N. endorses elections for Libya by end of 2018

TRIPOLI The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of this year, encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have been registering to vote, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Dec 27 2017

Libya needs a week to repair blown-up oil pipeline: NOC

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya A Libyan crude oil pipeline blown up on Tuesday will take about a week to repair, the head of state oil firm NOC told Reuters on Wednesday.

Dec 26 2017

Families chased from Libyan town in 2011 can go home: government

TRIPOLI Libyan families displaced from a town ransacked after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 will be allowed to return home in February, the U.N.-backed government said on Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations.

Nov 06 2017

Libyan state oil firm confirms "security breach" at El Sharara oilfield

TRIPOLI Libya's state oil company said on Monday there had been a "security breach" at its southern El Sharara oilfield on Sunday night.

Nov 02 2017

Libya considering UK extradition request for Manchester bomber's brother

TRIPOLI Libyan authorities are processing a request from Britain to extradite the brother of the bomber who killed 22 people in Manchester in May, but no decision has been taken yet, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

Oct 30 2017

Women find some respite in Libya's 'families only' cafes

TRIPOLI Fashionable cafes springing up in Libya's capital are shutting out single men and catering for women looking for a break from the tensions - political and personal - crowding in around them.

Oct 19 2017

Financial, security woes put Libyan oil recovery on shaky ground

TUNIS/TRIPOLI Libya's oil production revival is being undermined by the same financial, economic and security problems that threaten the promise of stability and a better life for the divided North African nation. | Video

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