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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

Jun 13 2018

Exclusive: Etihad Airways in talks to cancel, defer Boeing 777X orders - sources

DUBAI/ABU DHABI Etihad Airways is exploring options with Boeing to cancel or defer orders for 777X jets worth billions of dollars in a fresh sign of the carrier's financial strains and potentially squeezing Boeing's newest model, four sources familiar with the matter said.

May 29 2018

UAE bans fruits from Indian state after Nipah virus outbreak

DUBAI/MUMBAI The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has banned imports of fresh vegetables and fruits from the southern Indian state of Kerala where 13 people have died due to an outbreak of the rare brain-damaging Nipah virus, the Gulf state said on Tuesday.

May 17 2018

Exclusive: Dubai Aerospace in talks to place huge order for 400 jets

DUBAI Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), one of the world's largest aircraft lessors, is in talks to buy a near-record total of 400 jetliners from Airbus and Boeing, its CEO told Reuters, in a $40 billion blowout that would match the order pipeline of rivals.

May 11 2018

UAE extends military reach in Yemen and Somalia

ABU DHABI Military transport planes from the United Arab Emirates landed on the sleepy Yemeni island of Socotra last week, unloading tanks and troops as part of the Gulf Arab state's drive to extend its influence over a strategic waterway flanked by war zones.

May 09 2018

Emirates profit rises sharply, looks at closer Etihad ties

DUBAI Emirates airline reported a sharp increase in annual profit on Wednesday and said it would be careful not to flout competition rules as it explores a closer relationship with rival Etihad Airways.

May 08 2018

Exclusive: Emirates facing cabin crew shortages - sources

DUBAI Emirates is facing a cabin crew shortage and is struggling to fully staff some flights after a spate of resignations and other workforce constraints, several employees told Reuters.

May 08 2018

EXCLUSIVE-Emirates facing cabin crew shortages - sources

DUBAI, May 8 Emirates is facing a cabin crew shortage and is struggling to fully staff some flights following a spate of resignations and other workforce constraints, several employees told Reuters.

May 06 2018

Planemakers risk order disruption as Etihad reviews strategy

DUBAI/PARIS/ABU DHABI Airbus and Boeing are preparing for possible changes to dozens of plane orders from Middle East carrier Etihad Airways as it presses ahead with a company-wide review, four sources familiar with the matter said.

May 06 2018

Planemakers risk order disruption as Etihad reviews strategy

DUBAI/PARIS/ABU DHABI, May 6 Airbus and Boeing are preparing for possible changes to dozens of plane orders from Middle East carrier Etihad Airways as it presses ahead with a company-wide review, four sources familiar with the matter said.

Apr 30 2018

South Africa's Paramount in talks to boost Saudi arms industry

ABU DHABI South African defence company Paramount Group is in talks with the Saudi Arabia government to establish production facilities in the kingdom, its chairman said on Monday.

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