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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.

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Nov 15 2017

Gunmen shoot dead police officer and family in southwest Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a senior Pakistani police officer, as well as his wife, son and grandson on Wednesday as the family was driving in Baluchistan province, officials said.

Nov 15 2017

Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favored route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

Nov 09 2017

Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan A suicide bomber killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said.

Nov 09 2017

Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan, Nov 9 A bomb killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, an official said.

Oct 27 2017

Blast hits train in southwestern Pakistan; at least 6 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan At least six people were wounded on Friday when a bomb went off along railway tracks in southwestern Pakistan, halting train service in the region, security and railways officials said.

Oct 20 2017

Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan Unidentified men threw a grenade into a laborers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative.

Oct 18 2017

Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven

QUETTA, Pakistan A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

Oct 10 2017

Afghan-Pakistan border villages brace for Berlin Wall-style divide

CHAMAN/QUETTA, Pakistan Thousands of Pashtun tribal people who for decades ignored the invisible line that bisects their dusty villages and demarcates the Afghanistan-Pakistan frontier are bracing for a Berlin Wall-style divide of their neighborhoods.

Oct 10 2017

Five killed in sectarian attack in Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (This October 9 story has been refiled to correct paragraphs 1, 5 after police revise toll to three Hazaras killed, not five.)

Oct 05 2017

Suicide bombing at southwest Pakistan shrine kills 18

QUETTA, Pakistan A suicide bombing at a shrine in southwest Pakistan killed 18 people and wounded more than 30 on Thursday in the latest sectarian attack in Baluchistan province, authorities said.

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