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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 11 2018

Kuwait to regulate employment of Philippine domestic workers after reports of abuse

KUWAIT Kuwait and the Philippines agreed measures on Friday to regulate the employment of domestic workers from the Southeast Asian country, following a diplomatic row amid reports of abuse.

May 02 2018

Kuwait Investment Authority plans to increase investment in emerging markets -CEO

KUWAIT Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, aims to diversify its portfolio and is looking to increase investments in emerging markets such as China, India and Brazil, the group CEO said on Wednesday.

Apr 16 2018

Kuwait says market conditions to determine any extension of OPEC-led cut deal

KUWAIT Kuwait's oil minister said on Monday a pact between OPEC and non-OPEC producers to curb supplies would run to the end of the year and market conditions would determine whether to extend it beyond the end of 2018.

Feb 14 2018

Allies promise Iraq $30 billion, falling short of Baghdad's appeal

KUWAIT Iraq received pledges of $30 billion, mostly in credit facilities and investment, on Wednesday from allies but this fell short of the $88 billion Baghdad says it needs to recover from three years of war.

Feb 12 2018

Iraq says reconstruction after war on Islamic State to cost $88 billion

KUWAIT Rebuilding Iraq after three years of war with Islamic State will cost more than $88 billion, with housing a particularly urgent priority, Iraqi officials told an international donors' conference on Monday.

Dec 10 2017

Iraq oil minister says Kirkuk oil swap deal with Iran is for one year

KUWAIT Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Sunday that a deal signed with Tehran to swap up to 60,000 barrels per day of crude produced from the northern Iraqi Kirkuk oilfield for Iranian oil is for one year and subject to renewal.

Dec 05 2017

Gulf rulers boycotting Qatar skip annual summit

KUWAIT Qatar's Emir said on Tuesday he hoped a summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in Kuwait would help maintain stability in the region, Al-Jazeera TV said, though three Arab heads of state involved in a rift with Qatar stayed away.

Nov 13 2017

Kuwait banks told to examine Saudi accounts after arrests: sources

KUWAIT CITY/DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have been told by the central bank to provide account details relating to some Saudi Arabian nationals, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters on Monday.

Sep 19 2017

Qatar, Kuwait stop renewing visas for North Korean workers

DOHA/KUWAIT North Korean workers will start leaving Qatar and Kuwait after the Gulf Arab states said they would stop renewing visas, cutting off a source of foreign income for Pyongyang after U.N. Security Council sanctions and pressure from the United States.

Aug 27 2017

U.N.'s Guterres sees no pressure from Yemen coalition on child rights report

DUBAI The United Nations faces "no pressure" from a Saudi-led coalition over a draft U.N. report on child deaths in Yemen, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid rising concern over civilian casualties from the alliance's air raids.

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