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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

Sep 13 2018

Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he aims to make people smile, forget grief

KABUL Afghanistan's Charlie Chaplin says he has witnessed suicide attacks, explosions and threats from hardline Islamic militant groups, but is determined to waddle and bumble to fulfill the primary goal of his life. | Video

Aug 20 2018

Afghanistan announces Muslim Eid holiday ceasefire with Taliban

KABUL Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced a ceasefire with Taliban insurgents from Monday to mark the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, days after fighting in the central city of Ghazni and a northern province. | Video

Aug 15 2018

Scores killed in Kabul blast as Afghanistan reels from attacks

KABUL A suicide blast in a mainly Shi'ite area of Kabul killed at least 48 people on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians, soldiers and policemen over recent days.

Apr 23 2018

Blast at election center in Afghan capital kills more than 50

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a voter registration center in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 100, in the most serious attack yet on preparations for elections scheduled for October. | Video

Mar 21 2018

Suicide bomber kills more than 30 near shrine in Afghan capital

KABUL A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 32 people and wounding dozens, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the Persian new year. | Video

Dec 08 2017

Muslims in Asia protest against Trump's Jerusalem plan

KABUL/JAKARTA Thousands of protesters in Muslim-majority countries in Asia rallied on Friday to condemn the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as authorities tightened security outside U.S. embassies.

Oct 31 2017

Blast hits Afghan capital Kabul, numerous casualties

KABUL A suicide bomber in the Afghan capital Kabul killed as many as eight people and wounded many others, most of whom appeared to be workers leaving their offices at the start of the evening rush hour, witnesses and officials said on Tuesday.

Sep 01 2017

Afghanistan celebrates Eid al-Adha holiday amid calls for peace

KABUL Afghanistan celebrated the annual Eid al-Adha holiday on Friday with animal sacrifices and calls for peace and an appeal by the president for insurgent groups to lay down their arms and open talks with the government.

Aug 28 2017

Kabul mosque attack: four-year-old called to safety

KABUL A four-year-old boy photographed in a Kabul mosque last week as police desperately tried to call him to safety during an attack by Islamic State gunmen is back with his family but still suffering nightmares, his father said.

Jun 03 2017

Taliban warns against retaliation over Kabul attack

KABUL The Taliban warned the Afghan government on Thursday against harming any of their prisoners after reports that President Ashraf Ghani would order the execution of 11 militants on death row in revenge for the devastating truck bomb attack in Kabul. | Video

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