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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 12 2018

Rohingya toddler among 12 killed as first monsoon rains hit Bangladesh

DHAKA Landslides and related incidents triggered by pre-monsoon rain in southeast Bangladesh have killed at least 12 people since Monday, including two Rohingya Muslims, and the government said it was moving fast to relocate tens of thousands of people.

May 31 2018

U.S. voices concern over increasingly deadly Bangladeshi anti-drug drive

DHAKA The United States has expressed concern about a Bangladeshi anti-drugs campaign in which more than 100 people have died but the government has dismissed any suggestion of extra-judicial killings and said the crackdown had popular support.

May 28 2018

Bangladesh kills 86, arrests 7,000 in anti-drugs campaign

DHAKA Bangladesh police have killed at least 86 people and arrested about 7,000 since launching a crackdown on drug trafficking this month, officials said on Monday, raising fears from rights activists of a Philippines-style war on drugs.

May 17 2018

U.S. aid chief calls on Myanmar to end violence against Rohingya

DHAKA The U.S. government's aid chief called on Thursday on Myanmar to end violence against members of the Rohingya Muslim minority and to provide humanitarian workers and media unhindered access to the country.

May 09 2018

ICC asks Bangladesh for input on Rohingya jurisdiction

DHAKA The International Criminal Court has asked Bangladesh to weigh in as the court considers a request by the ICC prosecutor for jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

May 09 2018

ICC asks Bangladesh for input on Rohingya jurisdiction

DHAKA The International Criminal Court has asked Bangladesh to weigh in as the court considers a request by the ICC prosecutor for jurisdiction over alleged deportations of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

May 04 2018

Trump assures Bangladesh of U.S. support amid Rohingya crisis

DHAKA U.S. President Donald Trump has assured Bangladesh of U.S. support in dealing with the Myanmar Rohingya refugee crisis, a Bangladeshi official said on Friday.

May 01 2018

Bangladesh's DSE expects regulatory nod for stake sale next week

DHAKA The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) expects to get regulatory approval for a 25 percent stake sale in the bourse to a Chinese consortium by next week, Managing Director K.A.M. Majedur Rahman said on Tuesday.

Apr 19 2018

U.S. official calls on Myanmar to free journalists

DHAKA U.S. envoy Sam Brownback called on Thursday for the release of journalists jailed in Myanmar while covering the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims forced to flee a military crackdown.

Apr 15 2018

Bangladesh, UNHCR dispute Myanmar's Rohingya repatriation claim

DHAKA/YANGON The Bangladeshi government and the United Nations refugee agency on Sunday disputed Myanmar's claim it had repatriated five members of a Rohingya family, saying neither the government of Bangladesh nor the aid agency had any involvement in any such repatriation.

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