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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

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Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as more bombs fall

BEIRUT Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the war by pro-government forces on the besieged, rebel-held enclave near Damascus. | Video

Feb 09 2018

France presses Russia over Syria as more die in besieged rebel area

BEIRUT/PARIS France urged Russia to make Syria's government ease a dire humanitarian crisis in two rebel-held areas as more air strikes pounded them on Friday, adding to the death toll from one of the deadliest weeks of the war.

Feb 06 2018

Lebanon's public sector plagued by inefficiency, waste

BEIRUT The corridors are dark in Lebanon's Public Transport and Railway Administration. A few employees scroll through mobile phones in mostly empty offices lined with filing cabinets covered in dust. | Video

Jan 31 2018

Turkey to U.S.: End support for Syrian Kurd YPG or risk confrontation

ANKARA/BEIRUT Turkey urged the United States on Thursday to halt its support for Kurdish YPG fighters or risk confronting Turkish forces on the ground in Syria, some of Ankara's strongest comments yet about a potential clash with its NATO ally.

Oct 23 2017

New school offers education 'salvation' for Syrian girls in Lebanon

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon A new girls' school for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's poor Bekaa region is aiming to give girls from conservative backgrounds the chance at a formal education.

Aug 18 2017

Syrian city's rebel districts still in ruins years after Assad victory

HOMS, Syria President Bashar al-Assad's victory in Homs is still evident in the rubble of Baba Amr, a former symbol of the rebellion where five years later only a handful of people live among ruins.

Aug 10 2017

Former Syrian rebels flee, hide from army conscription

BEIRUT After fighting against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for six years, rebel soldier Abu Mohammed laid down his arms as part of a peace deal in his home town of Moadamiya last year.

Jul 25 2017

Syria says U.S. halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war

DAMASCUS Syria views a U.S. decision to halt CIA support to rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad as a "start" toward ending the six-year conflict, a government minister told Reuters.

Apr 03 2017

Emotional reunion shows plight of Syria's lost children

DAMASCUS When Jaafar's grandmother recognized him by his birthmark in a Turkish orphanage, months after his parents were killed fleeing Syria's civil war, she held him tight, screaming for joy.

Mar 15 2017

Syria sanctions indirectly hit children's cancer treatment

DAMASCUS In the cancer ward at Damascus Children's Hospital, doctors are struggling with a critical shortage of specialist drugs to treat their young patients - and it's not just due to the general chaos of the Syrian civil war.

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