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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

Jul 20 2018

Iraqi protester killed at Badr paramilitary branch

BASRA, Iraq A security guard outside a branch of one Iraq's most powerful paramilitary groups shot and killed a protester on Friday while trying to push back a crowd, police sources said, ratcheting up tensions over a lack of basic services sweeping southern cities.

Jul 20 2018

Iraqi protesters call for downfall of politicians

BAGHDAD, July 20 Thousands of Iraqis angry about poor services protested in Baghdad and the southern oil hub of Basra on Friday, calling for the downfall of political parties as they escalated demonstrations backed by the country's most powerful clerics.

Jul 17 2018

Iraqi police disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield as unrest grows

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi police wielded batons and rubber hoses to disperse about 250 protesters gathered at the main entrance to the Zubair oilfield near Basra on Tuesday as unrest across southern cities over poor basic services gathered pace.

Jul 16 2018

Protesters at Iraq gas field demand jobs, better services

BASRA, Iraq About 200 protesters gathered at the main entrance to Iraq's Siba natural gas field on Monday, police sources said, following more than a week of unrest over poor services sweeping southern cities amid political uncertainty. | Video

Jul 15 2018

Two protesters killed in clashes with Iraqi police as unrest spreads in south

BASRA, Iraq Two protesters were killed on Sunday in clashes with Iraqi security forces in the town of Samawa, a police official said, amid growing anger in southern cities over poor public services and widespread corruption.

Jul 13 2018

Iraq protests spread to Najaf in fifth day of unrest over services, corruption

BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of Iraqis stormed the airport and halted air traffic in the Shi'ite holy city of Najaf on Friday, extending protests

Jul 12 2018

Iraqis protest at oilfields to call for jobs and basic services

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oilfields in the southern oil hub of Basra on Thursday, police sources said.

Jul 12 2018

Iraqis protest at oilfields to call for jobs and basic services

BASRA, Iraq, July 12 Iraqi police fired into the air to disperse protesters demanding jobs and better public services at one of three demonstrations outside major oilfields in the southern oil hub of Basra on Thursday, police sources said.

Jun 27 2018

Shell hands over Iraq's Majnoon oilfield: oil officials

BASRA, Iraq Royal Dutch Shell has exited the Majnoon oilfield in southern Iraq and handed over its operations to the state-run Basra Oil Co., two Iraqi oil officials close to the deal said on Wednesday.

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

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