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Ayman al-Warfalli

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

Aug 17 2018

Rolling summer blackouts weigh on Libya's struggling traders

BENGHAZI, Libya/TRIPOLI Lengthy power outages have left tradesmen and small businesses in Libya struggling to survive in an economy already crippled by a liquidity crisis and high inflation.

Jul 12 2018

Bread price hike sharpens economic pain for Libyans

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya Libyans already struggling to make ends meet have been hit by sharp increases in bread prices, as a broken imports system and political splits lead to more inflationary pressure for ordinary citizens.

Jul 11 2018

Libyan NOC announces reopening of key oil export terminals

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Tripoli-based National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday four export terminals were being reopened after eastern factions handed over the ports, ending a standoff that had shut down most of Libya's oil output.

Jul 11 2018

Libyan NOC announces reopening of key oil export terminals

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Libya's Tripoli-based National Oil Corp (NOC) said on Wednesday that four export terminals were being reopened after eastern factions handed over the ports, ending a standoff that had shut down most of the country's oil output.

Jun 28 2018

Haftar's forces say they have captured Libyan city of Derna

BENGHAZI, Libya Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar declared victory on Thursday against rivals including local fighters and Islamists in the city of Derna, the last bastion of opposition against him in the east of the country.

Jun 27 2018

East Libyan officials say oil money will go to their central bank

BENGHAZI, Libya East Libyan officials said on Wednesday they would send oil revenue from areas under their control to a central bank based in the east, defying pressure to return recently recaptured ports to the internationally recognized state oil firm.

Jun 26 2018

Libya's Hariga, Zueitina oil ports seen running normally despite power tussle

BENGHAZI, Libya/LONDON Libya's oil ports of Hariga and Zueitina appeared to be working normally on Tuesday, sources said, after eastern-based forces said they had handed control terminals in the east to a parallel National Oil Corporation (NOC) in Benghazi.

Jun 25 2018

East Libyan forces say oil ports handed to eastern-based NOC

BENGHAZI, Libya/TUNIS Eastern Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar's forces have handed control of oil ports to a National Oil Corporation (NOC) based in the east, a spokesman said on Monday, a move the internationally recognized NOC in Tripoli dismissed as illegal.

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.

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