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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

Jun 08 2018

'This is why we protest': Jordan family struggles in tough economy

AMMAN Bayan Samara's children often asked her why she could not buy them new clothes or toys. So the Jordanian teacher took them to a rally in the capital. | Video

Jun 07 2018

Jordan's next PM says to drop tax bill that angered protesters

AMMAN/DUBAI Jordan's designated new prime minister said on Thursday he would drop a proposed tax law, conceding to a key demand of protesters who have already brought down the government.

Jun 07 2018

New Jordan prime minister starts talks on building cabinet amid protests

AMMAN, June 7 Jordan's new Prime Minister Omar al-Razzaz started talks with lawmakers on Thursday aiming to build a cabinet to tackle the debt-ridden country's economic challenges and calm the biggest protests in years.

Jun 07 2018

Jordan protesters press on, some unions strike after new PM appointed

AMMAN Hundreds of people pressed ahead with protests in Jordan's capital on Wednesday and some unions went on strike despite King Abullah replacing his prime minister to defuse public anger. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Young Jordanians taste political protest for the first time

AMMAN Jordanian accountant Leen Samer has never attended a protest in Amman before. | Video

Jun 06 2018

Jordan unions strike after new PM appointed

AMMAN Shops and pharmacies closed in Jordan's capital on Wednesday as some unions pressed ahead with a strike protesting against tax hikes, after King Abdullah replaced his prime minister to try to defuse public anger.

Jun 04 2018

Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests

AMMAN/DUBAI Jordan's King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor. | Video

May 07 2018

Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote, underscoring Iran sway

BEIRUT Hezbollah and its political allies made significant gains in Lebanon's parliamentary election, official results showed, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran's growing regional clout. | Video

May 07 2018

Hisbollah-Lager bei Parlamentswahl im Libanon vorn

Beirut Bei der ersten Parlamentswahl in Libanon seit neun Jahren zeichnet sich ersten Ergebnissen zufolge eine Mehrheit für die radikal-islamische Hisbollah-Miliz und ihre Verbündeten ab.

May 03 2018

In Lebanon vote, activists face warlords, powerful political dynasties

BEIRUT An unlikely bunch of activists have joined forces for Lebanon's general election in a rare challenge to the sectarian political dynasties and warlords they say left the country in ruins.

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