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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 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.

Jul 18 2017

Oil cuts working, market in balance by end-March: Kuwait minister

KUWAIT The world oil market is taking longer than expected to rebalance but the glut should go by the end of March and OPEC need not take further action to curb supplies for now, Kuwait's oil minister said.

Jul 06 2017

Fire at Kuwait's Avenues Mall construction site contained: KUNA

KUWAIT/DUBAI A fire that broke out at Kuwait's The Avenues Mall, where construction work is being done to expand the shopping complex, has been brought under control, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.

Jul 02 2017

Kuwait banks don't plan to withdraw Qatar deposits: official source

DUBAI Kuwaiti banks have no intention of withdrawing their deposits and investments from Qatar, a Kuwaiti official source told Reuters on Sunday.

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