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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 17 2017

Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

BEIRUT/RIYADH Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

Nov 14 2017

Fears for Lebanese economy if Saudis impose Qatar-style blockade

BEIRUT Lebanese politicians and bankers believe Saudi Arabia intends to do to their country what it did to Qatar - corral Arab allies into enforcing an economic blockade unless its demands are met.

Nov 14 2017

HINTERGRUND-Wie Saudi-Arabiens Kronprinz das Königshaus säubert

Beirut/Riad Der erste Hinweis darauf, dass etwas nicht stimmt, kam mit einem Brief. Am 4. November teilte das Hotel Ritz Carlton in Riad seinen Gästen mit, dass der normale Hotelbetrieb wegen einer unvorhergesehenen Buchung der Behörden vorübergehend eingestellt werden müsse.

Nov 12 2017

Exclusive: How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon's Hariri

BEIRUT From the moment Saad al-Hariri's plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday Nov. 3, he was in for a surprise.

Nov 11 2017

A house divided: How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

BEIRUT/RIYADH The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter.

Nov 11 2017

A house divided - How Saudi Crown Prince purged royal family rivals

BEIRUT/RIYADH The first hint that something was amiss came in a letter.

Oct 27 2017

BlackRock, Blackstone to open offices in Saudi Arabia: Crown Prince

RIYADH Fund manager BlackRock Inc and private equity firm Blackstone Group are planning to open offices in Saudi Arabia, encouraged by the investment opportunities offered by the kingdom, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told Reuters.

Oct 27 2017

New Saudi mega-city is prince's desert dream

RIYADH Saudi Arabia's planned $500 billion(£381.24 billion) mega-city is an oasis of stunning cliffs, sandy beaches and high-tech projects powered by wind and solar energy where robots outnumber humans and a cosmopolitan lifestyle offers sports, concerts and fine dining.

Oct 26 2017

Exclusive: New Saudi mega-city will be listed publicly, crown prince says

RIYADH The $500 billion mega-city planned by Saudi Arabia will be floated on financial markets alongside oil giant Saudi Aramco as part of the kingdom's drive to diversify away from oil, the crown prince told Reuters in an interview late on Wednesday. | Video

Jul 21 2017

Saudi source gives more detail on crown prince's dismissal

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia A source close to Saudi Arabia's rulers has given further details of how Mohammed bin Nayef, the former crown prince, was summarily removed from his post last month.

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