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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 10 2018

Artist captures war as seen by children - toys included

BEIRUT/DEBAGA CAMP, Iraq U.S. photographer Brian McCarty wants you to see the horrors of war, but through the eyes of a child. | Video

Jun 29 2018

Saudi woman designs abayas for freer lifestyles

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia When Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving ended on Sunday, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah's seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles. | Video

Jun 24 2018

Some Saudi men still bristle at women driving

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Amid the celebratory end of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving on Sunday, some men expressed quiet disapproval of a change they fear will undermine the kingdom's deeply conservative Muslim identity.

Jun 24 2018

Some Saudi men still bristle at women driving

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia Amid the celebratory end of Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving on Sunday, some men expressed quiet disapproval of a change they fear will undermine the kingdom's deeply conservative Muslim identity.

May 27 2018

In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

MOSUL, Iraq A group of Iraqi university students have found a cause in the ruins of Mosul. They are salvaging what is left of its rich heritage, clearing rubble and distributing aid in a city crying out for help after the war against Islamic State.

Apr 19 2018

Mourning Arabs fly Palestinian flags as Israel marks Independence Day

ATLIT, Israel/BEIRUT Waving Palestinian flags and wearing T-shirts proclaiming Jerusalem to be "the eternal capital of Palestine," thousands of Israel's Arab minority turned out on Thursday for a rally to commemorate a war lost 70 years ago.

Mar 27 2018

War gives sense of urgency to collaboration between two Syrian artists

BEIRUT One is the grandson of an Armenian troubadour who fled to Syria in 1915. The other is a descendant of a Syrian army chief who died fighting the French in 1920. One hails from Aleppo, the other from Damascus. Both Syrian artists call New York, where they met 17 years ago, home.

Mar 14 2018

The pain of Syrian refugees: Parents try to forget as children cling to lost past

Warda, a Syrian refugee, wishes she could erase her old life, so painful have the memories become. By contrast, as the conflict in Syria slides into its eighth year, her younger children have nothing to remember of their homeland - nor to forget.

Mar 08 2018

UNIFIL says 'no appetite' for war as Lebanon, Israel talk about border dispute

NAQOURA, Lebanon Lebanon and Israel have been holding talks nearly every day over a border dispute that has raised tensions between the two enemy states, according to the U.N. peacekeeping force on the frontier that is mediating their discussions.

Jan 30 2018

Beirut guide gives walking tours of city's history and his own

BEIRUT Tour guide Ronnie Chatah, 36, is once again doing what he loves after a four-year hiatus - telling the stories that have shaped Beirut's history from ancient to modern times.

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