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.
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BEIRUT Dozens of air strikes and shelling hit parts of the last swathe of Syrian territory still held by rebels on Friday, according to rebels, rescue workers and a war monitoring group, in a possible prelude to a full-scale government offensive. | Video
BEIRUT For six years Amina al-Khoulani hoped her brothers Majd and Abdelsattar were alive, albeit cut off in a Syrian government prison after their arrest early in Syria's war. | Video
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT Israel said it shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into the occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday, but Damascus said the jet was fired on as it took part in sorties against rebels within Syria. | Video
BCHARRE, Lebanon Shakira performed at the ancient cedars of Lebanon on Friday in a mountaintop concert in the land of her ancestors.
BEIRUT Lebanon's search for its first oil and gas reserves began on Tuesday after authorities approved an exploration plan submitted by a consortium of France's Total, Italy's Eni and Russia's Novatek.
BEIRUT After Lebanon's first parliamentary election in nine years, the dire economic situation and unsustainable public debt levels are top priorities for the next government.
RIYADH/BEIRUT The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem as Israeli troops shot dead dozens of Palestinian protesters in Gaza on Monday sparked outrage in much of the Middle East - but virtual silence among Washington's closest Gulf allies.
BEIRUT Syrian rebels left one besieged enclave on Friday and agreed to abandon another, leaving only the city of Douma still in insurgent hands in eastern Ghouta after a month-long army assault to drive them from the stronghold near Damascus. | Video
BEIRUT The Lebanese government will raise $700 million soon by issuing special bonds that will help it unlock a further $4 billion of international funding for infrastructure projects to boost the economy in the second half of the year, a top official said on Thursday.
BEIRUT The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development sees enormous prospects in Lebanon, but potential investors need to see progress on reform and, over the border, a process towards a settlement of Syria's war, the bank's president said.