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Aziz El Yaakoubi

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 10 2018

A Canadian tweet in a Saudi king's court crosses a red line

OTTAWA/RIYADH/DUBAI For years, Canadian pressure on human rights in Saudi Arabia had elicited no more than a standard rejection. But all that changed last week, when a Canadian complaint was translated into Arabic and set off a diplomatic row.

Aug 09 2018

Saudi Arabia reassures Canada on oil, Trudeau comments 'positive'

RIYADH A row over human rights in Saudi Arabia will not have any impact on Saudi oil supplies to Canada, its energy minister said on Thursday, reassuring customers after Riyadh froze new trade with Canada and ruled out mediation efforts.

Aug 08 2018

Canada PM says will press Saudi Arabia on rights, offers olive branch

MONTREAL/RIYADH Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday said he would keep pressing Saudi Arabia on civil liberties amid a major diplomatic dispute but also offered an apparent olive branch, saying the kingdom had made some progress on human rights. | Video

Aug 07 2018

Canada defiant after Saudi Arabia freezes new trade over human rights call

RIYADH/OTTAWA Canada on Monday refused to back down in its defense of human rights after Saudi Arabia froze new trade and investment and expelled the Canadian ambassador in retaliation for Ottawa's call to free arrested Saudi civil society activists. | Video

Aug 02 2018

Bahrain government rejects parliament's subsidy reform plan

DUBAI Bahrain's government has rejected parliament's proposals to reform allowances paid to Bahrainis squeezed by years of austerity on the grounds that they would break government spending caps, lawmakers said.

Aug 02 2018

Bahrain government rejects parliament's subsidy reform plan

DUBAI, Aug 2 Bahrain's government has rejected parliament's proposals to reform allowances paid to Bahrainis squeezed by years of austerity on the grounds that they would break government spending caps, lawmakers said.

Jul 09 2018

Saudi-led coalition faces stalemate in Yemen's main port city

DUBAI A Saudi-led coalition has made no major gains in its offensive to wrest control of Yemen's Hodeidah port from the Iran-aligned Houthis, leaving it without the decisive increase in leverage it had sought against the group in U.N.-sponsored peace efforts.

Jun 21 2018

Saudi-led coalition faces tough battle for Yemen's Hodeidah port

AL-KHOKHA, Yemen A Saudi-led coalition riding high over its successful capture of Hodeidah airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis faces a daunting challenge to seize Yemen's main seaport, the ultimate prize in the biggest offensive of the war.

Jun 05 2018

Qatar accuses Saudis of reckless behavior as Arab row enters second year

DUBAI/DOHA Qatar accused Saudi Arabia of "reckless behavior" that is tearing apart a pro-Western Gulf bloc in the wake of a report that Riyadh threatened military action against Doha in a stand-off between regional powers.

May 24 2018

Bahrain government seeks deal with parliament on new subsidy system

DUBAI, May 24 Bahrain's cash-strapped government is in talks with parliament on a new subsidy system that would redirect some of the financial aid the government provides to its citizens, officials said.

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