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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

Nov 29 2017

Egypt's Sisi calls on military chief to secure Sinai in three months

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday ordered his military command to use all force necessary to secure the Sinai peninsula within the next three months following a militant attack on a mosque that killed more than 300 people.

Nov 21 2017

Lebanon's Hariri holds talks with Egypt President Sisi in Cairo

CAIRO Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as prime minister on Nov. 4, met Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi for talks in a brief Cairo stopover before a planned return to Lebanon, Egypt state media said on Tuesday.

Jun 20 2017

Qatar can weather boycott, foreign investors won't leave: Qatar Petroleum CEO

DUBAI Qatar can stay under a "blockade forever" as it is well prepared and its oil and gas industries will not be affected, the chief executive of Qatar Petroleum said on Tuesday, referring to an economic boycott imposed by several other Arab countries.

Jun 20 2017

'He said he was Christian, they shot him,' says son who saw father die

DAYR JARNOUS, Egypt Egyptian schoolboy Mina Habib rarely leaves his house these days. The 10-year-old is still recovering from seeing Islamist gunmen kill his father for being Christian.

Apr 19 2017

Egypt police kill gunman linked to attack near St. Catherine's Monastery

CAIRO Egyptian security forces have tracked down and killed a gunman suspected of involvement in an attack near St Catherine's Monastery in southern Sinai that left one police officer dead and three wounded, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday.

Apr 19 2017

Gunmen kill policeman in attack near Egypt's St. Catherine's Monastery

CAIRO Gunmen attacked security forces near St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after two deadly church bombings killed 45.

Mar 22 2017

Scorched earth: If Islamic State can't have it, no one can

CAIRO As Islamic State loses ground in Iraq and Syria, the Sunni militant group which once held territory amounting to a third of those countries is turning to sabotage to ensure its enemies cannot benefit from its losses.

Feb 22 2017

British suicide bomber in Iraq had won compensation for Guantanamo stay

LONDON/CAIRO An Islamic State suicide bomber from Britain who blew himself up in an attack on Iraqi forces this week had been given compensation for his detention in the Guantanamo Bay military prison, Western security sources said on Wednesday. | Video

Feb 19 2017

Islamic State posts video of man it says was Egypt church bomber

CAIRO Islamic State published a video on Sunday threatening Egyptian Christians and showing the last statement of a man it said was responsible for the deadly bombing in December of a Coptic cathedral in Cairo.

Feb 14 2017

Egypt's cabinet reshuffle includes nine ministers

CAIRO, Feb 14 A reshuffle of Egypt's cabinet will involve nine ministers, including those responsible for investment and agriculture, Egypt's state television said on Tuesday.


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