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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

Jul 12 2018

Yemenis who fled battle for Hodeidah struggle to survive

ADEN For days, Amal would pull her four children back from the windows each time Apache helicopters attacked the rooftop snipers in her neighborhood south of Yemen's port city of Hodeidah.

Jun 25 2018

U.N. envoy due in Yemen as strains escalate with Houthi missile launch

RIYADH/ADEN The Iran-aligned Houthi movement fired missiles at the Saudi capital Riyadh late on Sunday, escalating tensions ahead of a visit by the U.N. envoy to Yemen this week to try to avert a military assault on the country's main port city.

Jun 24 2018

Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city, missiles fired at Riyadh

ADEN The Iran-aligned Houthi movement launched missiles on the Saudi capital Riyadh on Sunday, and reinforced Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah as an Arab coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war.

Jun 21 2018

Saudi-led coalition seizes Yemen's Hodeidah airport, fears for population grow

ADEN Fears of a humanitarian crisis in Yemen's main port city Hodeidah grew as fighting spilled into residential districts on Wednesday after Arab coalition forces seized the airport from the Iran-aligned Houthis.

Jun 19 2018

Saudi-led coalition seizes large areas of Yemen's Hodeidah airport: UAE

ADEN Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis, a Yemeni military source, the UAE news agency and local residents said. | Video

Jun 18 2018

Arab coalition bombs Houthis around Hodeidah airport, urges them to withdraw

ADEN Arab coalition aircraft bombarded Houthi fighters dug in at the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as a senior alliance official said he hoped U.N. diplomacy could coax the Iran-aligned movement to cede the city to "save the population".

Jun 18 2018

Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port

ADEN, June 18 The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of shelter from the biggest battle of the war.

Jun 17 2018

Saudi-led coalition conducts air strikes on Yemen's Hodeidah airport

ADEN Houthi forces fought to keep control of the airport in Yemen's main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as Saudi-led coalition air strikes struck the compound, in an offensive that could be a turning point in the three-year conflict. | Video

Jun 16 2018

Arab alliance close to capturing Hodeidah airport, Yemen military says

ADEN Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi movement fought on Saturday to keep a Saudi-led coalition from taking full control of the airport in the port city of Hodeidah, in an offensive the U.N. says could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives. | Video

Jun 15 2018

Arab forces seize entrances to airport in Yemen's main port city

ADEN Forces from an alliance of Arab states seized two entrances to the airport in Yemen's main port city on Friday, in an offensive against the Iran-aligned Houthi movement that the United Nations fears could trigger a famine imperiling millions of lives. | Video

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