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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

Aug 14 2018

Afghan Taliban considering Eid holiday ceasefire: sources

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Taliban are considering announcing a ceasefire during next week's Eid holiday, despite heavy fighting seen over recent days in the central Afghan city of Ghazni, two senior Taliban officials said.

Aug 03 2018

Twelve schools bombed, burned in northern Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Twelve schools - eight girls and four boys schools - were attacked by bombs and set on fire overnight in a northern Pakistani district where Taliban-linked militants opposed to girls' education are active, police said on Friday.

Jul 31 2018

'Very positive signals' after U.S., Taliban talks: sources

(This July 29 story corrects paragraph 18 to show meeting was with Qatar officials)

Jul 11 2018

Pakistan's secular Pashtun party defiant after Taliban bomber kills 20 activists

PESHAWAR/KARACHI, Pakistan Pakistan's Awami National Party vowed on Wednesday not to be swayed from its resolve to face down terrorists, a day after a Taliban suicide bombing killed a score of its activists, including the son of a party leader assassinated in 2012.

Jun 23 2018

Pakistani Taliban appoints new chief after previous leader killed in drone strike

PESHAWAR/DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban named Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud as the new leader on Saturday, a week after the previous chief Mullah Fazlullah was killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, the group's spokesman said.

Jun 15 2018

Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Pakistani Taliban seek fate of leader after U.S. strike in Afghanistan

JALALABAD, Afghanistan/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, June 15 (Reuters) - A fghan officials and militant figures on Friday were investigating reports the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a U.S. air strike inside Afghanistan but his fate remained unclear.

Jun 04 2018

Pashtun activists killed in Pakistan, blame militants and security forces

DERA ISMAIL KHAN/PESHAWAR, Islamabad Several Pashtun ethnic rights activists were killed and at least 25 were wounded in a Pakistan tribal region on Sunday, when Taliban militants attacked their gathering and security forces opened fire on protesters during disturbances that followed.

Apr 28 2018

Pakistan moves jailed doctor who helped track bin Laden

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani prison authorities have moved the jailed doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden, his attorney said on Saturday, speculating it could be a prelude to his release.

Mar 31 2018

Nobel winner Malala visits hometown in Pakistan for first time since shooting

MINGORA, Pakistan Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai visited her birthplace in Pakistan's Swat Valley on Saturday, bursting into tears as she entered her childhood home for the first time since a Taliban gunman shot her in 2012.

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