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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

May 15 2018

Populist cleric Sadr all but wins Iraq election

BAGHDAD Populist cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States, has all but won Iraq's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said, in a surprise turn of fortune for the Shi'ite leader. | Video

May 14 2018

Prediger Sadr bei Parlamentswahl im Irak überraschend vorn

Bagdad Bei der ersten Parlamentswahl im Irak nach dem Sieg über die Extremistenmiliz IS liegt laut Zwischenergebnissen überraschend der langjährige US-Gegenspieler Moktada al-Sadr in Führung.

May 12 2018

Iraqis vote as Abadi seeks to fend off Iran-backed rivals

BAGHDAD/MOSUL, Iraq Iraqis voted on Saturday for the first time since the defeat of Islamic State, with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, a rare ally of both the United States and Iran, trying to fend off powerful Shi'ite groups that would pull the country closer to Tehran. | Video

May 10 2018

Exclusive: Iraq used Baghdadi aide's phone to capture Islamic State commanders

BAGHDAD Iraqi agents are holding a top aide to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and used an app on his mobile phone to lure four commanders from the group into a trap, a security advisor to the Iraqi government said on Thursday.

May 10 2018

Trumps Iran-Entscheidung erhöht Brisanz von Irak-Wahl

Bagdad/Berlin Mit dem Rückzug der USA aus dem Atomabkommen mit dem Iran rückt die Parlamentswahl im Irak verstärkt in den Fokus.

May 08 2018

Iranian-backed Shi'ite militia chief aims to lead Iraq

BAGHDAD If Hadi al-Amiri triumphs in Iraq's election on Saturday it would be a crowning achievement for the dissident turned Shi'ite militia leader who spent more than two decades fighting Saddam Hussein from exile in Iran.

May 04 2018

Iraq's top Shi'ite cleric hints at renewed opposition to Maliki return

BAGHDAD Iraq's powerful top Shi'ite cleric suggested on Friday that he had not abandoned his opposition to ex-prime minister Nuri al-Maliki, who is bidding to return to power in elections on May 12.

May 02 2018

With Jews largely gone from Iraq, memories survive in Israel

(Removes erroneous reference in April 18 article to Iraq's first finance minister, Sasoon Eskell, being buried near Baghdad. He is in fact buried in Paris.)

May 02 2018

Iraq's Maliki poses as Shi'ite champion in race for top job

BAGHDAD Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki fulfilled his life-long goal of wresting power from the country's minority Sunnis after the fall of Saddam Hussein but his drive to entrench Shi'ite dominance proved his downfall.

Apr 26 2018

No oil majors win contracts in Iraq oil licensing round

BAGHDAD Iraq failed to attract investment from the top global energy companies in its oil and gas exploration/development contract auction on Thursday, with no major firms winning any bids and only Italy's Eni submitting an offer.

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