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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

Jun 04 2018

Heir to Bhutto dynasty seeking revival in Pakistan's election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's only major left-leaning political party is fighting for its electoral relevance and to preserve the legacy of the country's best-known political dynasty weeks before the country heads to the polls.

May 29 2018

Pakistan diluted proposed tobacco health warnings after Philip Morris, BAT lobbying

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI Philip Morris International Inc and British American Tobacco Plc lobbied Pakistan's government to not implement bigger health warnings on cigarette packs, in what officials say was part of an industry-wide campaign that successfully persuaded Islamabad to water down a proposal designed to save lives.

May 28 2018

'Neutral' ex-judge to rule Pakistan in run-up to tense election

ISLAMABAD Pakistan on Monday appointed former chief justice Nasir-Ul-Mulk as caretaker prime minister until a general election on July 25 which is expected to usher in the second-ever democratic transition in the nuclear armed nation of 208 million people.

May 24 2018

Pakistani mob destroys 100-year-old minority Ahmadi mosque

ISLAMABAD A mob led by right-wing Muslim clerics tore down the dome and minarets of a 100-year old Pakistani mosque belonging to the marginalized Ahmadi community, officials and the community said on Thursday.

May 22 2018

Pakistan heatwave kills 65 people in Karachi - welfare organization

ISLAMABAD A heatwave has killed 65 people in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi over the past three days, a social welfare organization said on Tuesday, amid fears the death toll could climb as the high temperatures persist. | Video

May 21 2018

Father of Pakistani girl killed in Texas hopes her death can spur reform

ISLAMABAD The father of a Pakistani girl killed in a Texas school shooting said on Monday he hoped that the death of his daughter, who wanted to serve her country as a civil servant or diplomat, would help spur gun control in the United States.

May 16 2018

Founded to protest Pakistan 'disappearances', group now sees supporters go missing

KARACHI As they were about to enter the office of the Commissioner of Karachi for a meeting to discuss a rally planned in Pakistan's largest city, leaders of a Pashtun-led rights movement were intercepted by armed men accompanied by paramilitary Rangers.

May 13 2018

Pakistani ethnic rights group stages first rally in Karachi

KARACHI A Pakistani ethnic Pashtun rights group on Sunday staged its first rally in the southern city of Karachi, the site of a killing in January that sparked the movement and led to nationwide protests and rallies.

May 07 2018

Gun attack on minister deepens political divisions as Pakistan nears elections

ISLAMABAD/KARACHI An assassination attempt on a minister has deepened divisions ahead of Pakistan's elections, with an Islamist party denying involvement and an opposition figure blaming it on fiery rhetoric by the ousted premier.

Apr 28 2018

Pakistan's Ahmadi community releases damning persecution report

ISLAMABAD Pakistan's disenfranchised Ahmadi community released an annual report on Saturday that detailed growing hostilities against the minority sect, including indiscriminate arrests and impediments blocking them from voting in general elections.


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