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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

Apr 02 2018

Egypt's Sisi wins 97 percent in election with no real opposition

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been re-elected with 97 percent of votes, the same proportion that the former military commander secured four years ago for his first term but with a lower turnout, official results showed on Monday.

Dec 04 2017

Former Egypt premier says he's 'fine' and still mulling election bid

CAIRO Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates in mysterious circumstances after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, told Reuters on Monday he was "fine" but was prevented from saying much more.

Dec 03 2017

After return home, former Egypt premier says still mulling election bid

CAIRO Former Egyptian prime minister Ahmed Shafik, who returned home from the United Arab Emirates after announcing his bid for Egypt's presidency, appeared in Cairo on Sunday to say he was still considering his run in next year's election.

Nov 24 2017

Mindestens 235 Tote bei Anschlag auf Moschee auf dem Sinai

Kairo Bei einem Anschlag auf eine Moschee im Norden der ägyptischen Halbinsel Sinai haben Extremisten während des traditionellen Freitagsgebets mindestens 235 Menschen getötet und 109 weitere verletzt.

Nov 03 2017

New al Qaeda-linked group claims responsibility for major Egypt attack

CAIRO A previously unknown militant group with links to al Qaeda claimed responsibility on Friday for an attack in Egypt's Western Desert that killed at least 16 policemen two weeks ago, announcing the start of a holy war against the Egyptian state.

Oct 22 2017

Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed: sources

CAIRO Egypt's security forces suffered one of their heaviest attacks after militants firing rockets and detonating explosives hit a police operation on Friday in the western desert, authorities and security sources said on Saturday. | Video

Jul 14 2017

Two German tourists stabbed to death on Egyptian beach

CAIRO An Egyptian man stabbed two German tourists to death and wounded four others on Friday at a popular seaside vacation spot on the Red Sea, after apparently searching out foreigners to attack, officials and witnesses said.

Apr 09 2017

Palm Sunday bombings of Egyptian Coptic churches kill 44

TANTA,Egypt/CAIRO At least 44 people were killed in Egypt in bomb attacks at the cathedral of the Coptic Pope and another church on Palm Sunday, prompting anger and fear among Christians and leading to troop deployments and the declaration of a three-month state of emergency. | Video

Apr 09 2017

Fast 30 Tote bei IS-Anschlägen auf Kirchen in Ägypten

Kairo Bei Anschlägen der Islamisten-Miliz IS auf zwei christliche Kirchen in Ägypten sind am Sonntag mindestens 36 Menschen getötet worden.

Jan 02 2017

Islamic State claims Istanbul attack, gunman remains at large

CAIRO/ISTANBUL Islamic State claimed responsibility on Monday for a New Year's Day mass shooting in a packed Istanbul nightclub that killed 39 people, an attack carried out by a lone gunman who remains at large. | Video

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