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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

May 08 2013

Iraq to rebuild rail system as reconstruction gathers pace

BAGHDAD In a shabby, rusty train that had just left Baghdad for the southern city of Basra, Riyadh Saleh moved restlessly from carriage to carriage, searching for a comfortable, air-conditioned seat.

May 08 2013

Iraq to rebuild rail system as reconstruction gathers pace

BAGHDAD In a shabby, rusty train that had just left Baghdad for the southern city of Basra, Riyadh Saleh moved restlessly from carriage to carriage, searching for a comfortable, air-conditioned seat.

Apr 03 2013

Instability keeps Iraqi savings in property - or under mattress

BAGHDAD When a recent lecture for a group of Baghdad university students started with the question, "What is the Iraq Stock Exchange?", only one young participant put up her hand to respond, and got the answer wrong.

Apr 03 2013

Instability keeps Iraqi savings in property - or under mattress

BAGHDAD When a recent lecture for a group of Baghdad university students started with the question, "What is the Iraq Stock Exchange?", only one young participant put up her hand to respond, and got the answer wrong.

Mar 03 2013

Zain to offload stake in Iraqi unit through IPO

DUBAI/BAGHDAD Kuwait telecom operator Zain may be the sole seller in its Iraqi unit's IPO which could substantially cut its stake while maintaining its majority control.

Feb 03 2013

Foreign buyers snap up shares in Iraq's Asiacell

BAGHDAD Foreign investors bought more than two-thirds of Iraqi mobile operator Asiacell's $1.35 billion share sale, with parent Qatar Telecom expected to have increased its stake.

Jan 31 2013

Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms

BAGHDAD Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.

Jan 31 2013

Al Qaeda calls on Iraqi Sunni protesters to take up arms

BAGHDAD Al Qaeda's Iraqi wing on Thursday urged Sunni protesters to take up arms against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, adding fuel to growing sectarian unrest in the world's fastest-growing oil exporter.

Jan 31 2013

Qatar Telecom to raise Asiacell stake in Iraq share sale

BAGHDAD Qatar Telecom (Qtel) plans to raise its stake in Asiacell as part of the Iraqi unit's $1.35 billion share sale, a Baghdad bourse official said on Thursday, as the Gulf telco seeks greater control of its foreign affiliates.

Jan 31 2013

Qatar Telecom to raise stake in Asiacell's Iraq share offer

BAGHDAD, Jan 31 Qatar Telecom (Qtel) will raise its 53.9 percent stake in subsidiary Asiacell as part of the Iraqi firm's $1.35 billion share sale, the largest ever stock listing on the Baghdad bourse, an exchange official said on Thursday.

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