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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 06 2018

Lebanese vote in first general election in nine years

BEIRUT Lebanese voted in their first general election for nine years on Sunday, with the Tehran-backed Hezbollah group and its allies expecting to emerge stronger, a result that would affirm Iran's regional ascendancy from its own borders to the Mediterranean.

Apr 24 2018

Local tensions flare up before Lebanese election

BEIRUT Incidents of political violence including an assault on one candidate and an attack on the office of another are casting a shadow over Lebanon's first general election in nine years.

Apr 18 2018

"We saw corpses in the street": Syrian activist recounts Douma attack

BEIRUT Muayad al-Dirani was at a medical center in the Syrian town of Douma the night of April 7, when patients started flowing in.

Apr 18 2018

'We saw corpses in the street' - Syrian activist recounts Douma attack

BEIRUT Muayad al-Dirani was at a medical centre in the Syrian town of Douma the night of April 7, when patients started flowing in.

Apr 11 2018

Russland droht USA mit Vergeltungsschlägen

Beirut Russland droht den USA im Streit über einen mutmaßlichen syrischen Giftgasangriff in Duma mit einer militärischen Eskalation.

Apr 09 2018

Trump says 'big price to pay' for Syria chemical attack

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Sunday there would be a "big price to pay" after aid groups said dozens of people were killed by poison gas in a besieged rebel-held town in Syria, an attack the opposition blamed on Syrian government forces. | Video

Apr 02 2018

Syrian state media: last rebel group starts leaving Ghouta

BEIRUT The last Syrian rebel group in eastern Ghouta near Damascus began withdrawing on Monday under an agreement with the government, state media said, though a military source said a group of insurgents were still rejecting the deal.

Mar 16 2018

Civilians flee as two big Syria battles enter decisive phases

BEIRUT Thousands of civilians were fleeing from besieged enclaves at opposite ends of Syria on Friday as two major battles in the multi-sided war entered decisive phases, with hundreds of thousands of people trapped in the path of both assaults.

Mar 15 2018

The lives of three men show why Syria’s rebels are losing

BEIRUT The war has cost one man part of his liver and intestines. Another his home and work. A third his homeland and studies. | Video

Mar 06 2018

Russia offers rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta

MOSCOW/BEIRUT The Russian military has offered Syrian rebels safe passage out of eastern Ghouta, setting out a proposal to let the insurgents surrender their last major stronghold near Damascus to President Bashar al-Assad, which fighters have so far rejected.

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