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Maher Chmaytelli

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

Nov 02 2017

Kurds offer joint border deployment as Iraq threatens more military operations

BAGHDAD Iraq's Kurdish region said on Thursday it had offered a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic crossing into Turkey with the participation of U.S.-led international forces as part of a compromise aimed at ending a stand-off with Baghdad.

Oct 30 2017

Kurdish leader Barzani resigns after independence vote backfires

ERBIL/BAGHDAD Iraq Iraqi Kurdish leader Masoud Barzani said he would give up his position as president on Nov. 1, after an independence referendum he championed backfired and triggered a regional crisis. | Video

Oct 27 2017

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.

Oct 27 2017

Iraq orders truce with Kurds to allow peaceful deployment at border crossings

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered a 24-hour suspension to military operations against Kurdish forces in northern Iraq, to allow for the peaceful deployment of Iraqi troops at the border crossings with the Kurdistan region.

Oct 27 2017

Iraqi forces, Kurdish Peshmerga agree on ceasefire, Kurdistan says

BAGHDAD Iraqi forces and Kurdish Peshmerga fighters reached an agreement on Friday to stop fighting in northern Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said, although the status of any ceasefire remained unclear.

Oct 26 2017

Iraq, Syria converge on Islamic State's last strongholds

BAGHDAD/BEIRUT Iraqi forces launched an attack to drive Islamic State from the last territory it holds in Iraq on Thursday and the Syrian army and its allies said they planned to march on the jihadist's last Syrian stronghold.

Oct 26 2017

Iraqi PM Abadi demands Kurds cancel secession bid as price for talks

BAGHDAD Iraq's prime minister demanded on Thursday that Kurds declare their independence referendum void, rejecting the Kurdish autonomous region's offer to suspend its independence push to resolve a crisis through talks.

Oct 25 2017

Kurds offer to suspend independence drive, seek talks with Baghdad

BAGHDAD Kurdish authorities in Iraq offered on Wednesday to put an independence drive on hold, stepping up efforts to resolve a crisis in relations with Baghdad via dialogue. | Video

Oct 24 2017

Iraq paramilitaries battle Kurds in push towards Turkish border oil hub

BAGHDAD Iraqi pro-government paramilitaries launched an offensive against Kurdish troops on Tuesday near the Turkish frontier, pushing towards a strategic border crossing and oil export pipeline hub that Baghdad says must come under its control.

Oct 24 2017

Tillerson urges Iraq, Kurds to resolve conflict through dialogue

BAGHDAD U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urged the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan region on Monday to resolve their conflict over Kurdish self-determination and disputed territories through dialogue. | Video

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