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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

Jul 01 2018

Rebel-held Syrian town to accept Assad's rule: pro-government media

AMMAN/BEIRUT A major insurgent-held town in southwestern Syria has accepted the return of President Bashar al-Assad's rule, pro-government media and a war monitor said on Sunday, though some local activists and rebels disputed a deal had been completed. | Video

Jun 30 2018

Syrian rebels lose string of southwest towns

AMMAN/BEIRUT A string of Syrian rebel-held towns and villages accepted government rule on Saturday as insurgent lines collapsed in parts of the southwest under an intense bombardment that the United Nations says has forced 160,000 people to flee. | Video

Jun 22 2018

Assad defies United States, presses assault in southwest Syria

BEIRUT Syrian government helicopters dropped barrel bombs on opposition areas of the country's southwest on Friday for the first time in a year, a war monitor and rebel officials said, in defiance of U.S. demands that President Bashar al-Assad halt the assault.

Jun 18 2018

Syrian, Iraqi forces say U.S. bombs military border positions, U.S. denies

BEIRUT Syrian state media said on Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed a Syrian army position near the Iraqi border, causing deaths and injuries, but the U.S. military denied it was responsible.

Jun 15 2018

Why Yemen is at war

BEIRUT The battle for the western Yemeni port of Hodeidah could be an important milestone in the three-year civil war. But analysts say the conflict is so complex that even a decisive outcome there might not bring peace.

Jun 15 2018

Why Yemen is at war?

BEIRUT The battle for the western Yemeni port of Hodeidah could be an important milestone in the three-year civil war. But analysts say the conflict is so complex that even a decisive outcome there might not bring peace.

May 25 2018

Lawfare? Syrian development plan alarms refugees and host nations

BEIRUT A new law allowing the Syrian government to redevelop areas devastated by war has alarmed refugees and the countries that host them, prompting fears that people will lose their property and be less likely to return home.

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.

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