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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

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

May 31 2017

Sewage tanker bomb kills at least 80, wounds hundreds in Afghan capital

KABUL A powerful bomb hidden in a sewage tanker exploded in the morning rush hour in the center of the Afghan capital on Wednesday, police said, killing at least 80 people, wounding hundreds and damaging embassy buildings. | Video

May 19 2017

Afghan women break ground with TV station launch

KABUL A new TV channel dedicated to women is set to begin broadcasting in Afghanistan, the first of its kind in a country whose media industry, like many areas of society, remains dominated by men. | Video

Mar 07 2017

Afghan women fencers aim to parry prejudice

KABUL In Kabul's national sports stadium, two young women fencers take guard, their faces covered with protective wire masks as they stand off warily, foils circling before they thrust at their opponent.

Feb 28 2017

Afghan capital's thirsty residents dig deep to combat drought, overuse

KABUL A growing population is straining water supplies in Afghanistan's capital, forcing those who can afford it to dig unregulated wells ever deeper to tap a falling water table. | Video

Dec 07 2016

Female Afghan cyclists push boundaries one wheelie at a time

KABUL Brushing aside suicide bombings and public scorn, the young women of Afghanistan's first freestyle cycling club hope their pop-a-wheelies, bunnyhops and backflips will trailblaze a new path for future generations in this conservative Muslim nation. | Video

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