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Angus McDowall

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

May 21 2018

Syria's army captures last insurgent area near Damascus

BEIRUT The Syrian army has restored control over all areas surrounding the capital Damascus for the first time since early in the seven-year-old war, after pushing Islamic State militants out of a south Damascus pocket, the military said.

May 11 2018

Israel strikes Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fire

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Israel said it attacked nearly all of Iran's military infrastructure in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces fired rockets at Israeli-held territory for the first time in the most extensive military exchange ever between the two adversaries. | Video

May 10 2018

Sorge um Eskalation des Streits zwischen Israel und Iran

Jerusalem/Beirut Nach dem gegenseitigen Beschuss zwischen Israel und dem Iran an der Grenze zu Syrien wächst die Sorge um eine weitere militärische Eskalation im Nahen Osten.

May 09 2018

Syrian Observatory: Israeli raid in Syria killed Iranians

BEIRUT/JERUSALEM The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Wednesday an Israeli attack on Iranian military facilities south of Damascus had killed at least 15 people, including eight Iranians.

May 08 2018

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

May 08 2018

Syrian state media says Israel attacked just after U.S. quit Iran deal

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Syrian state media accused Israel of launching missiles at a target near Damascus on Tuesday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was quitting the Iranian nuclear deal, a move that had prompted Israel to go on high alert.

May 06 2018

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

BEIRUT Lebanese voted in their first general election for nine years on Sunday, with the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group and its allies expecting to emerge stronger, a result that would affirm Iran's regional ascendancy from its own borders to the Mediterranean.

May 06 2018

Explainer: Lebanon vote under new rules likely to keep old guard in power

BEIRUT Lebanese will have a first opportunity in nine years to vote in a general election on May 6 under new rules, expected to bring some changes to parliament but preserve a unity government combining its main political blocs.

Apr 26 2018

Lebanon vote under new rules likely to keep old guard in power

BEIRUT Lebanese will have a first opportunity in nine years to vote in a general election on May 6 under new rules, expected to bring some changes to parliament but preserve a unity government combining its main political blocs.

Apr 20 2018

Insurgents south of Syrian capital surrender, says state TV

BEIRUT Insurgents in the last area outside Syrian government control near Damascus agreed on Friday to withdraw, but the army's bombardment continued pending a full surrender deal, state media and a war monitor reported. | Video

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