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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

Aug 08 2018

In peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea, UAE lends a helping hand

ADDIS ABABA/DUBAI When the leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea embraced in Asmara last month, promising to end the two-decade-old state of war between their two countries, it looked like a sudden breakthrough.

Jul 17 2018

EU, Switzerland, U.S. complain about Gulf excise tax at WTO

DUBAI The European Union, Switzerland and the United States have complained at the World Trade Organisation about an excise tax imposed by several Gulf Arab states on carbonated and energy drinks, according to notes of a WTO meeting and diplomatic sources.

Jul 17 2018

EU, Switzerland, U.S. complain about Gulf excise tax at WTO

DUBAI, July 17 The European Union, Switzerland and the United States have complained at the World Trade Organisation about an excise tax imposed by several Gulf Arab states on carbonated and energy drinks, according to notes of a WTO meeting and diplomatic sources.

Jul 15 2018

Court dismisses criminal case against founder of UAE's Abraaj

SHARJAH/DUBAI A United Arab Emirates court on Sunday dismissed a criminal case against the founder of private equity firm Abraaj, Arif Naqvi, and another executive for issuing a check without sufficient funds, after the claimant dropped the complaint.

Jul 09 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X order talks: sources

DUBAI/PARIS Saudi Arabian Airlines is exploring a potential order for Boeing 777X widebody jets, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Jul 09 2018

Saudi Arabian Airlines in Boeing 777X order talks - sources

DUBAI/PARIS, July 9 Saudi Arabian Airlines is exploring a potential order for Boeing 777X widebody jets, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

Jul 08 2018

Careem planning to spend $150 mln to launch food delivery business -sources

DUBAI Middle East ride-hailing app Careem is planning to spend up to $150 million to launch its food delivery business as early as September, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

Jul 08 2018

Careem in talks to raise $150 mln to launch food delivery business -source

DUBAI, July 8 Middle East ride-hailing app Careem is in talks to raise as much as $150 million from existing investors to launch its food delivery business as early as September, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

Jul 04 2018

Exclusive: Dubai regulator probes Abraaj over alleged mismanagement - sources

DUBAI Dubai's financial regulator is investigating allegations of mismanagement at private equity firm Abraaj, which is on the verge of financial collapse after a scandal over its use of investor money, two sources familiar with the matter said.

Jul 03 2018

Etihad slims down as Abu Dhabi trims its air travel ambitions

DUBAI Abu Dhabi has abandoned its goal of becoming a major air travel hub akin to Dubai and is instead reorganising its airline Etihad into a mid-sized carrier focused on direct flights in an attempt to return it to profit.

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