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Selam Gebrekidan

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 29 2017

Special Report: In a hospital ward in Yemen, the collapse of a nation

ADEN Nahla Arishi, chief pediatrician at the al-Sadaqa hospital in this Yemeni port city, had not seen diphtheria in her 20-year career. Then, late last month, a three-year-old girl with high fever was rushed to Arishi's ward. Her neck was swollen, and she gasped for air through a lump of tissue in her throat. Eight days later, she died.

Dec 06 2017

Exclusive: Saudi-led blockade cuts fuel lifeline to Yemen

LONDON No fuel shipments have reached Yemen's largest port for a month, a Reuters analysis of port and ship tracking data shows, as a Saudi Arabian-led blockade on the war-torn country tightens despite international calls for the siege to end.

Oct 11 2017

Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population

DJIBOUTI Late last year, the Kota Nazar, a Singaporean ship with 636 containers of steel, paper, medicine and other goods, set sail to Hodeida, the largest cargo port in war-torn Yemen.

Dec 30 2016

After a perilous journey to Europe, a young migrant learns his fate

TOREKOV, Sweden For more than a year, Girmay Mehari dreaded his 18th birthday next February.

Dec 14 2016

Special Report: They escaped Islamic State. But their horror hasn’t ended

SIRTE, Libya One mild morning in October, when the roar of fighter jets over Sirte had died down and the crackle of gunfire had paused, Minya Mesmer decided to break free.

Sep 06 2016

REPORTAGE-IS-Sklavin in Libyen - Die außergewöhnliche Flucht einer Frau

In der Nacht zum 3. Juni blockieren bewaffnete Männer eine Autobahn an der libyschen Küste und stoppten einen weißen Lastwagen, der in Richtung Tripolis rast.

Aug 18 2016

Special report - Enslaved in Libya: One woman's extraordinary escape from Islamic State

On the night of June 2, 2015, gunmen blocked a highway on Libya's northern coast and stopped a white truck speeding toward Tripoli, the capital. The men trained their assault rifles on the driver. Three climbed aboard to search the cargo.

Aug 18 2016

Special Report: Enslaved in Libya - One woman's extraordinary escape from Islamic State

On the night of June 2, 2015, gunmen blocked a highway on Libya's northern coast and stopped a white truck speeding toward Tripoli, the capital. The men trained their assault rifles on the driver. Three climbed aboard to search the cargo.

Feb 25 2016

Special Report: Behind the refugee crisis, families in the West willing to pay and pay

ROME One Tuesday night in June 2015, Tesfom Mehari Mengustu, an Eritrean delivery man in Albany, New York, got a call from a number he did not recognize. On the line was Girmay, his 16-year-old brother.

Feb 24 2016

Where the dead don’t count in Europe’s migration crisis

CATANIA, Italy Lucky Iz had just turned 15 when he and his friend Godfrey set off to cross the Sahara on a hot August afternoon in 2012. Lucky has still not told Godfrey’s family what happened on the journey towards Europe. This is his account.

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