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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

Dec 22 2017

Arab states believe U.S. aid secure despite defying Trump Jerusalem move

AMMAN/CAIRO Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through.

Dec 11 2017

EU tells Netanyahu it rejects Trump's Jerusalem move

BRUSSELS/CAIRO Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case to Europe to ask allies to join the United States in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but met a firm rebuff from EU foreign ministers who saw the move as a blow against the peace process. | Video

Oct 26 2017

After Islamic State, ruined Raqqa fears new strife

RAQQA, Syria The morning after Islamic State's defeat in Raqqa, a local militia fighter stood in a square in the ruined, deserted city center. "There will be more problems here," he said.

Oct 18 2017

After victory in Raqqa over IS, Kurds face tricky peace

RAQQA, Syria/BEIRUT Kurdish groups who led the fight against Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa must navigate a complex peace to avoid ethnic tension with the city's Arab majority and to secure critical U.S. aid.

Oct 17 2017

Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias in Syria declared victory over Islamic State in its capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising flags over the last jihadist footholds after a four-month battle. | Video

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

Oct 17 2017

IS auch in ehemaliger syrischer Hochburg Rakka geschlagen

Rakka Die radikalislamische IS-Miliz ist in ihrer einst wichtigsten syrischen Hochburg Rakka offenbar geschlagen.

Oct 16 2017

U.S.-backed forces in final push against Islamic State Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria U.S.-backed militias battled foreign fighters defending the last pocket of Islamic State's one-time Syrian capital of Raqqa on Monday, bringing their four-month offensive for the city to the brink of victory.

Oct 15 2017

Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT U.S.-backed militias launched their "final" assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after letting a convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families quit the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand. | Video

Oct 15 2017

Syrian town struggles to cope alone after key victory over Islamic State

KOBANI, Syria Almost three years after Kurdish fighters defeated Islamic State in the Syrian town of Kobani, residents still mourn the dead and feel abandoned by their foreign allies as they struggle to rebuild.

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