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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

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

May 19 2018

Cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc wins Iraq election

BAGHDAD A political bloc led by populist Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, a long-time adversary of the United States who also opposes Iranian influence in Iraq, has won the country's parliamentary election, the electoral commission said on Saturday.

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 12 2018

'We never cared but now we have to': Mosul votes for first time since IS defeat

MOSUL, Iraq Um Laila and Farida Hassan had not seen each other since the day Iraqi soldiers helped them escape from Islamic State's brutal rule in Mosul.

May 12 2018

'We never cared but now we have to' - Mosul votes for first time since IS defeat

MOSUL, Iraq Um Laila and Farida Hassan had not seen each other since the day Iraqi soldiers helped them escape from Islamic State's brutal rule in Mosul.

May 11 2018

After failed independence bid, disillusioned Kurds to vote in Iraqi poll

ERBIL/KIRKUK, Iraq Six months ago, Iraq's Kurds believed they'd never have to participate in a national election again, having just voted for their century-old dream of an independent state.

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