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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

Mar 20 2018

Fate of 'disappeared' stirs anger among Pakistan's Pashtuns

ISLAMABAD When Mohammad Ayub Khan heard his nephew had been picked up by Pakistani security officials in Karachi, it brought back painful memories of another nephew who had gone missing in similar circumstances years before.

Mar 09 2018

In blow to minorities, Pakistani court orders citizens to declare religion

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani court ruled on Friday that all citizens must declare their religion when applying for identity documents, a move human rights advocates say is another blow for the country's persecuted minority communities.

Mar 08 2018

Pakistani activist expected home after 14-month disappearance

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani activist who mysteriously disappeared in January last year has now contacted his family and is expected to return home soon, his brother said on Thursday.

Jan 31 2018

Afghan spy chief visits Pakistan in wake of Kabul attacks

ISLAMABAD Afghanistan's intelligence chief visited Pakistan on Wednesday, officials said, at a time when tension between the neighbors is simmering over accusations that Pakistan offers a safe haven for Taliban militants.

Jan 27 2018

Polish climbers ascend Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' to rescue French woman, Pole

ISLAMABAD Elite Polish climbers were on Saturday ascending Pakistan's treacherous "Killer Mountain" in the dark to save a French woman mountaineer and a fellow Pole, officials said, hoping the daring effort could see them reach the French climber on Sunday.

Jan 26 2018

Bid to rescue Polish man, French woman on Pakistan peak to start Saturday

ISLAMABAD/WARSAW Efforts to rescue a Polish man and a French woman stuck on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known to mountaineers as "Killer Mountain" are set to begin on Saturday, officials said.

Jan 23 2018

Pakistani principal shot dead by student over blasphemy dispute

ISLAMABAD A Pakistani student shot and killed his school principal on Monday, in a dispute over the student skipping classes to attend rallies supporting the country's strict blasphemy laws, a police official said. 

Jan 15 2018

Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD Pakistan summoned India's deputy high commissioner in Islamabad on Monday after four Pakistani soldiers were killed in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani foreign office said.

Dec 31 2017

Polish group aims for history by winter scaling of world's second highest peak

ISLAMABAD A group of Polish mountaineers set off for northern Pakistan on Sunday to start an attempt to be the first to scale K2, the world's second highest peak, in wintertime.

Dec 25 2017

Pakistan allows wife, mother to visit Indian man sentenced to death

ISLAMABAD Pakistan allowed the wife and mother of an Indian man convicted of spying to visit him on Monday in Islamabad, eight months after he was sentenced to death by a military court.


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