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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

Feb 03 2018

Suicide bomber kills at least 11 soldiers in northern Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan At least 11 soldiers were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday in a suicide attack near an army base in northern Pakistan, officials said, in a region that was once controlled by a local faction of the Taliban.

Jan 30 2018

U.S. still aims to push Taliban into Afghan peace talks: official

KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan The United States aims to press the Taliban on the battlefield to convince them that they will have to negotiate peace, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Tuesday, a day after President Donald Trump rejected talks following a series of attacks.

Dec 26 2017

Suspected U.S. drone kills militants on Pakistan-Afghan border

PARACHINAR, Pakistan A suspected U.S. drone attack along the Pakistani-Afghan border killed an Islamist militant commander from the Taliban-allied Haqqani Network, a Pakistani official and two members of the Haqqani group said.

Dec 01 2017

Nine killed as burqa-clad Taliban attack Pakistani college

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistani Taliban gunmen disguised in all-enveloping burqas stormed the campus of an agricultural college in Pakistan on Friday, killing at least nine people and wounding 35, police and hospital officials said. | Video

Nov 24 2017

Suicide attack kills a top Pakistani police officer: official

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed a top Pakistani police officer and one of his guards on Friday in the city of Peshawar, police said.

Oct 29 2017

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan's northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday.

Oct 27 2017

Imran Khan's PTI retains seat in by-election, but new religious parties gain

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan's opposition Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party, led by former cricket hero Imran Khan, swept to a comfortable by-election victory on the edge of the northwestern city of Peshawar, though its majority was trimmed by new hardline religious parties.

Oct 20 2017

Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after U.S. drone kills leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group's chief.

Oct 17 2017

Suspected U.S. drone strikes kill 31 on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan Two suspected U.S. drone strikes on Tuesday killed 11 people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, following a strike a day earlier that killed 20, government and militant sources said.

Oct 17 2017

Suspected U.S. drone strike kills five on Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier

PARACHINAR/PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Oct 17 A suspected U.S. drone strike killed five people on the mountainous Pakistan-Afghanistan border, government and militant sources said on Tuesday, days after a Canadian-American couple held hostage by the Taliban were freed from the same area.

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