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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 13 2018

Bahrain bars members of opposition groups from standing in elections

DUBAI Bahrain's parliament approved a bill on Sunday barring members of dissolved opposition groups from running in elections, the latest step in a crackdown against dissent ahead of parliamentary polls this year.

Apr 09 2018

Facing tough fight in mountains, Saudi-led alliance focuses on Yemen's coast

AL-MOKHA, Yemen High-tech radar units stretch along the quay of this tiny Yemeni port and underwater fortifications have been built to block attacks from unmanned boats packed with explosives.

Mar 14 2018

Facing boycott, Qatar focuses on self-reliance in five-year plan

DUBAI Qatar launched a five-year development plan on Wednesday that focuses on making the tiny country more self-reliant in the face of a boycott by other Arab states.

Mar 12 2018

Menace of Houthi-laid landmines adds to Yemeni misery

AL-MOKHA, Yemen Yasser Yassin was driving along a road on Yemen's rugged Red Sea coast when a blast sent his Toyota Hilux flying into the air. | Video

Mar 11 2018

In a Yemeni town, hardship awaits displaced civilians

AL-MOKHA, Yemen It took Seham Ali Ibrahim one month to make the dangerous journey from her village near the frontline town of al-Heiss to the relative safety of Yemen's western coast areas, often traveling by foot across battle lines.

Jan 09 2018

Yemen's Houthis threaten to block Red Sea shipping lane

DUBAI Yemen's armed Houthi movement threatened to block the strategic Red Sea shipping lane if the Saudi-led coalition it is fighting keeps pushing toward the port of Hodeidah it controls, the Houthi-run SABA news agency reported.

Jan 06 2018

Eleven Saudi princes detained following protest over utility bills

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabian authorities have detained 11 princes after they gathered at a royal palace in Riyadh in a rare protest against the government suspending payment of their utility bills, the public prosecutor said on Saturday. | Video

Jan 05 2018

Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

DUBAI Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year. | Video

Oct 04 2017

Government has enough reserves to support Qatari banks: Qatar central bank

DUBAI Qatar's government has enough reserves to support its banks in the face of sanctions imposed by other Arab states and reports of its banking system being under strain are false, its central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Sep 22 2017

Gulf media promotes emigre Qatari royals as feud sours

DUBAI Qatar's Arab critics are targeting a new pressure point in their feud with Doha - the tiny country's ruling family - permitting state-linked media outlets to portray two little-known Qatari princes living abroad as distinguished statesmen.


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