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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

Jul 11 2018

Son of slain anti-Taliban politician among 20 dead in Pakistan blast

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A suicide bomber blew himself up at a rally by an anti-Taliban political party in Pakistan, killing 20 people, including a candidate in July 25 elections, police and hospital officials said on Wednesday. | Video

Feb 12 2018

Pakistani Taliban confirm deputy killed by drone, appoint new one

PESHAWAR, Pakistan The Pakistani Taliban confirmed on Monday that their deputy leader was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike last week and said they had appointed a new deputy in his place.

Feb 07 2018

Pakistan court convicts 31 over campus lynching of student accused of blasphemy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A Pakistani court on Wednesday convicted 31 people over the campus lynching of a university student who was falsely accused of blasphemy, and sentenced one of them to death, a defense lawyer said.

Nov 07 2017

Border crossing closed as body of Pakistani diplomat shot in Afghanistan returned

ISLAMABAD The Khyber Pass border between Pakistan and Afghanistan was closed to all traffic on Tuesday for the return of a Pakistani diplomat who was shot dead in Afghanistan by unknown gunmen.

Sep 13 2017

Pakistan kicks out medical charity MSF from country's tribal region

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan on Wednesday told medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres' (MSF) to stop work and leave its impoverished tribal areas that border Afghanistan, the health organization said, ending its 14 year stay in the volatile region.

Aug 09 2017

Suicide bomber kills four Pakistani soldiers in troubled northwest

ISLAMABAD A suicide bomber killed four Pakistani soldiers in an attack in the troubled northwest near the border with Afghanistan, the army said on Wednesday, at least the second major attack since Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi came to power a week ago.

Apr 18 2017

Pakistan hate speech investigation against clerics after student killed for alleged blasphemy

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Pakistani police opened a hate speech investigation involving two Muslim clerics on Sunday after the killing of a university student over allegations he committed blasphemy.

Apr 14 2017

Dorm debate led to death in Pakistan 'blasphemy killing': witnesses

MARDAN, Pakistan The ransacked university hostel room of slain Pakistani student Mashal Khan has posters of Karl Marx and Che Guevara still hanging on the walls, along with scribbled quotes including one that reads: "Be curious, crazy and mad."

Apr 13 2017

Pakistani student accused of blasphemy beaten to death on campus

PESHAWAR, Pakistan A mob beat a Pakistani student to death at his university campus on Thursday after he was accused of sharing blasphemous content on social media, university and police officials said.

Mar 06 2017

Pakistan opens border crossing with Afghanistan amid rising tensions

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan said on Monday it would open border crossings for two days to allow through Afghans with valid visas after Islamabad shut the frontier because it said militants accused of a series of attacks were being sheltered in the neighboring country.

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