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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 03 2015

Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice. | Video

Jun 03 2015

Qatar says "prejudice and racism" behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.

Jun 03 2015

Qatar says 'prejudice and racism' behind criticism of 2022 World Cup

PARIS/DOHA Qatar said on Wednesday there was no way it would be stripped of the right to host the World Cup despite the corruption scandal surrounding FIFA, dismissing a "bashing campaign" of criticism of its 2022 bid as anti-Arab prejudice.

Jun 01 2015

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.

Jun 01 2015

Stung by FIFA furore, Qatar's soft power at risk

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realised it may have a real fight on its hands.

Jun 01 2015

Stung by FIFA furor, Qatar's soft power at risk

DOHA "It will blow over" tends to be Qatar's unofficial response to criticism of its World Cup bid, but with a FIFA corruption scandal exploding onto the world's front pages, the Gulf state has glumly realized it may have a real fight on its hands.

May 04 2015

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

May 04 2015

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

May 04 2015

Afghan talks agree on reopening Taliban political office

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Representatives at preliminary talks aiming to end Afghanistan's long war have agreed that Taliban insurgents should open a political office for negotiations, but disagreement over foreign troops is still hampering prospects for a ceasefire.

May 03 2015

Taliban, Afghan figures talk ceasefire but fail to agree

AL-KHOR, Qatar/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban representatives met with Afghan political figures for a second day in Qatar on Sunday, and one participant said the two sides discussed a possible ceasefire but ultimately disagreed over the continued presence of U.S. troops in the country.

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