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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 12 2016

Afghan's new anti-graft court hears first cases in Kabul

KABUL Afghanistan's new anti-corruption court heard its first cases on Saturday, a small step forward in President Ashraf Ghani's efforts to combat graft at the highest levels of government.

Oct 17 2016

Indonesia tracking dozens of militants returned from Syria: police chief

JAKARTA Dozens of Indonesians who joined Islamic State in Syria have returned home with combat experience and pose a major threat to the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation, the police chief said on Monday.

Sep 01 2016

Consumer giants court Muslims with halal face creams, shampoos

LONDON/JAKARTA Some of the world's biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labelling law, part of a broader push to cater to growing Muslim populations as sales in many Western markets slow.

Aug 26 2016

Indonesia's most-wanted awakens new generation of jihadis

SOLO, Indonesia During a May 2011 shootout, Indonesia's counter-terrorism forces killed the leader of a militant group thought to be behind a series of failed bomb attempts around the city of Solo in Central Java.

Aug 19 2016

Indonesia finance minister warns tax dodgers: Join amnesty or face 'hell'

JAKARTA Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati warned tax dodgers that an eight-month tax amnesty programme was their last opportunity to have all of their "sins deleted" or face "hell" afterwards.

Jul 18 2016

Indonesia begins re-vaccinating victims of fake drug ring

JAKARTA Indonesia on Monday began re-vaccinating nearly 200 children who received fake versions of imported inoculations from a drug-counterfeiting ring broken up last month after operating for more than a decade.

Jul 18 2016

Indonesia begins re-vaccinating victims of fake drug ring

JAKARTA, July 18 Indonesia on Monday began re-vaccinating nearly 200 children who received fake versions of imported inoculations from a drug-counterfeiting ring broken up last month after operating for more than a decade.

Jul 15 2016

Indonesia orders overhaul of drug agency after fake vaccine scandal

JAKARTA Indonesia on Friday ordered an immediate overhaul of the food and drug monitoring agency, a month after police uncovered a syndicate selling fake imported child vaccines to hospitals, pharmacies and clinics over the past decade.

Jun 29 2016

Indonesia to step up oil exploration, fishing in South China Sea waters

JAKARTA Indonesia's president on Wednesday ordered an expansion of offshore oil exploration and commercial fishing in the waters near the Natuna Islands, the latest in a new campaign to assert sovereignty over the area in the South China Sea.

Jun 23 2016

Southeast Asian Islamic State unit being formed in southern Philippines: officials

JAKARTA/MANILA Southeast Asian militants who claim to be fighting for Islamic State in the Middle East have said they have chosen one of the most wanted men in the Philippines to head a regional faction of the ultra-radical group, security officials said on Thursday.

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