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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 07 2018

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks: sources

TUNIS/ALGIERS The killing of a senior Algerian militant by special forces soon after he slipped into Tunisia has raised concern that al Qaeda is trying to regroup in the North African state as rival Islamic State has suffered major setbacks, security sources say.

Dec 28 2017

Algeria's shale gas plans will take time, require tough reforms

ALGIERS/LONDON Algeria needs to exploit its shale gas resources to offset a surge in local energy consumption that is eating into vital exports, but developing the industry will take time and require far-reaching reforms at the state energy firm.

Dec 17 2017

Christmas market opens in Algerian capital

ALGIERS A small Christmas market has opened in Algeria's capital, catering to a rising number of Christian African migrants as well as diplomats and locals in the overwhelmingly Muslim country.

Dec 13 2017

Algeria's ruling caste set on orderly succession, when the time comes

ALGIERS Algerians are facing the eventual departure of their long-serving president, the ailing Abdelaziz Bouteflika, in the knowledge that all is being done to ensure little changes when he goes.

Dec 06 2017

Time to move on from Algeria's colonial past, says France's Macron

ALGIERS/PARIS President Emmanuel Macron, visiting Algeria, said on Wednesday he would not be held hostage by France's colonial involvement there and urged young Algerians to build for the future and not dwell on past "crimes".

Dec 04 2017

With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.

Oct 10 2017

Algeria's Sonatrach faces struggle to satisfy clients, says CEO

ALGIERS, Oct 10 Algeria's state energy company Sonatrach is facing difficulties meeting clients' demands for gas exports, its chief executive said on Tuesday, citing unwieldy beaucracy and the need to attract more foreign expertise.

Oct 03 2017

Algeria to amend energy law before year-end - Sonatrach source

ALGIERS, Oct 3 Algeria plans to amend its energy law before the end of the year as the OPEC producer tries to attract more foreign companies, a senior source at state energy firm Sonatrach told Reuters.

Aug 15 2017

Algeria recalls veteran crisis manager Ouyahia as Prime Minister

ALGIERS Algeria's presidency has recalled veteran crisis manager Ahmed Ouyahia as prime minister, a job he first held in the 1990s when Algeria was battling an Islamist insurgency.

Aug 02 2017

Algeria resumes repatriations to Niger amid migration row

ALGIERS Algeria has resumed the repatriation of migrants from Niger who have no legal right to reside in Algeria after a break of several weeks, a Red Crescent official said on Wednesday.


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