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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

Jun 21 2018

East Libyan forces reclaim key oil ports

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan forces said on Thursday they had retaken the shuttered oil ports of Es Sider and Ras Lanuf, hours after clashes resumed south of Ras Lanuf during a counter-attack by rival factions.

Jun 19 2018

Exclusive: Sanctioned Libya coastguard commander says hits migrants to protect them

BENGHAZI, Libya A Libyan coastguard commander sanctioned by the United Nations for alleged human trafficking and migrant smuggling said he hits migrants but does so for their own safety to prevent them from capsizing.

Jun 18 2018

Second fire shrinks storage capacity amid fighting at Libyan oil ports

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Jun 16 2018

Libya's NOC calls on armed faction leader to withdraw from oil crescent

BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's National Oil Corporation (NOC) called on Saturday for the "unconditional and immediate" withdrawal of militia loyal to Ibrahim Jathran from Ras Lanuf and Es Sider terminals, warning of further damage to key infrastructure.

Jun 14 2018

Attack shuts major Libyan oil ports, slashing production

BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON The major Libyan oil ports of Ras Lanuf and Es Sider were closed and evacuated on Thursday after armed brigades opposed to the powerful eastern commander Khalifa Haftar stormed them, causing a production loss of 240,000 barrels per day (bpd).

Jun 14 2018

Forces under Libya's Haftar say they're close to taking final eastern holdout

DERNA, Libya On the front lines of their campaign to take the coastal city of Derna, forces under Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar say they face just a few dozen "remnant" fighters who have deployed snipers and planted explosives to stave off inevitable defeat.

May 31 2018

Neighborhoods hit and supplies cut in Libya's Derna, U.N. says

GENEVA/BENGHAZI, Libya Fighting in the Libyan city of Derna has escalated to unprecedented levels, with air raids and shelling of residential areas as well as heavy ground clashes, the United Nations humanitarian office said on Thursday.

May 25 2018

At least seven killed by car bomb in Benghazi, Libya

BENGHAZI, Libya At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded when a car bomb exploded on a busy street in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, a hospital medic said. | Video

May 23 2018

Libyan oilfield suffers 'distribution delay' amid protest threats: NOC

BENGHAZI, Libya Libya's National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday there had been a "minor distribution delay" from Raguba field but production was unaffected despite threats from protesters, who also targeted a second field.

May 20 2018

Unemployed threaten Libya oilfields feeding Es Sider; production normal

BENGHAZI, Libya A group of unemployed Libyan youths will shut down oilfields in Marada town in the east unless demands for better state services are met, the group said on Sunday.

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