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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

Aug 06 2018

Iraq jails French and German citizens for life for joining Islamic State

BAGHDAD An Iraqi court sentenced a French man and a German woman to life in prison on Monday for belonging to Islamic State, forging ahead with the trial of hundreds of people - many foreigners - captured after the militant group's defeat last year.

Aug 05 2018

Exclusive: Iraq election commission ignored warnings over voting machines - document

BAGHDAD Iraq's election commission ignored an anti-corruption body's warnings about the credibility of electronic vote-counting machines used in May's parliamentary election, according to investigators and a document seen by Reuters.

Jul 25 2018

Special Report: How Iraq's agricultural heartland is dying of thirst

TAL ABU AL-DHAHER, Iraq One day in June, a giant irrigation pump deep in the Mosul Dam Lake sputtered briefly into life. The successful test brought a rare moment of celebration for the facility's supervisor, Assem Abdel Rahman, and his small team of engineers from Iraq's Water Resources Ministry. | Video

Jun 30 2018

Iraq to begin manual recount of national election votes on Tuesday

BAGHDAD Iraq will begin a manual recount of votes on Tuesday from a May parliamentary election clouded by allegations of fraud, a step towards the formation of a new parliament and government.

Jun 24 2018

Iran-backed Iraqi militias say won't be silent over alleged U.S. strike

ERBIL, Iraq Iraq's Popular Mobilisation Forces, an umbrella grouping of mostly Iran-backed Shi'ite militias, said on Sunday it would not remain silent over an alleged U.S. air strike it said killed 22 of its members across the border in Syria last week.

May 24 2018

Iraqi PM Abadi says election fraud allegations to be investigated

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Thursday that allegations of fraud in national elections held last week will be investigated, according to a statement from his office.

May 24 2018

At least four killed, 15 wounded in Baghdad bomb blast

BAGHDAD At least four people were killed and 15 wounded in a suicide attack targeting a predominantly Shi'ite district of Baghdad on Thursday, a military spokesman told Reuters.

May 22 2018

Iraq sentences Belgian to death as Islamic State fighter

BAGHDAD Iraq's Central Criminal Court sentenced a Belgian on Tuesday to death by hanging as a senior foreign fighter for Islamic State, a rare case in which Baghdad has publicly revealed details of the fate of one of the hundreds of foreigners it has captured.

May 20 2018

Iraqi cleric Sadr meets pro-Iran Amiri after election win

BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose political bloc was declared the winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, met Hadi al-Amiri, leader of a pro-Iran bloc, on Sunday in what Sadr portrayed as part of an inclusive discussion about government formation.

May 20 2018

Cleric Sadr meets Iraq PM Abadi, hinting at coalition

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, less than 24 hours after the Shi'ite cleric's bloc was declared winner of Iraq's parliamentary election, the clearest sign yet they could work together to form a coalition. | Video

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