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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

Nov 09 2017

Deep in Yemen war, Saudi fight against Iran falters

MARIB, Yemen At a hospital in the Yemeni city of Marib, demand for artificial limbs from victims of the country's war is so high that prosthetics are made on site in a special workshop.

Oct 16 2017

WWE signs first woman wrestler from Arab world in global push

DUBAI World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. signed its first female performer from the Arab world on Sunday, smashing cultural taboos as the U.S.-based pageant seeks to piledrive its way into lucrative foreign markets. | Video

Sep 27 2017

Dubai starts tests in bid to become first city with flying taxis

DUBAI Dubai staged a test flight on Monday for what it said would soon be the world's first drone taxi service under an ambitious plan by the United Arab Emirates city to lead the Arab world in innovation. | Video

Sep 12 2017

Friends become foes as Gulf rift bursts into pop culture

DUBAI The latest hit Saudi song has the swaying rhythms and sparse vocals typical of the Gulf Arab pop music, but its message is an unusually forceful attack on former ally Qatar - and the gloves are off.

Sep 06 2017

Yemen's Saleh keeps friend and foe guessing after skirmish with Houthi allies

DUBAI Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh appears to have patched up a violent rift with his allies in the armed Houthi movement, but the drama has left friends and foe alike wondering anew at the wily political survivor's next move.

Aug 29 2017

UAE criticizes 'colonial' role of Iran, Turkey in Syria

ABU DHABI The United Arab Emirates urged Iran and Turkey on Tuesday to end what it called their "colonial" actions in Syria, signaling unease about diminishing Gulf Arab influence in the war.

Aug 23 2017

Pro-Houthi fighters call powerful Yemen ally 'evil', escalating feud

DUBAI Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

Aug 23 2017

Pro-Houthi fighters call powerful Yemen ally 'evil', escalating feud

DUBAI Fighters loyal to the armed Houthi movement on Wednesday decried as "evil" the group's main ally in Yemen's civil war, ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, widening an unusual public rift as they fight a Saudi-led coalition for control of the country.

Aug 20 2017

New warning as Yemen warring parties face internal strife

DUBAI Internal strains afflicting both sides in Yemen's conflict have deepened, as the U.N. warned that the failure of the country's political elites to settle their differences has prolonged the suffering of millions already beset by famine and disease.

Aug 15 2017

In Iran, Islamic State seeks to fan militancy among minorities

LONDON/DUBAI Islamic State is seeking to radicalize disaffected ethnic minorities in majority Shi'ite Iran to encourage attacks intended to avenge Tehran's offensive against the group across the Middle East.

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