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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

Oct 13 2017

Myanmar army opens probe amid reports of killings, abuse of Rohingya Muslims

YANGON Myanmar's military has launched an internal probe into the conduct of soldiers during a counteroffensive that has sent more than half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, many saying they witnessed killings, rape and arson by troops.

Sep 28 2017

Aid groups call for access to Myanmar conflict zone

YANGON, Sept 28 International aid groups in Myanmar have urged the government to allow free access to Rakhine State, where an army offensive has sent 480,000 people fleeing to Bangladesh but hundreds of thousands remain cut off from food, shelter and medical care.

Sep 27 2017

Government will take over burned Myanmar land: minister

YANGON Myanmar's government will manage the redevelopment of villages torched during violence in Rakhine state that has sent nearly half a million Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, a minister was reported on Wednesday as saying.

Sep 24 2017

U.N. medics see evidence of rape in Myanmar army 'cleansing' campaign

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Doctors treating some of the 429,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar in recent weeks have seen dozens of women with injuries consistent with violent sexual attacks, U.N. clinicians and other health workers said.

Sep 14 2017

Saviors or profiteers? Bangladesh fishermen rescue Rohingya, for a price

SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh For tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims, an informal fleet of small wooden fishing boats has meant deliverance from what they say is an indiscriminate assault on their villages by the Myanmar army.

Sep 11 2017

U.N. brands Myanmar violence a 'textbook' example of ethnic cleansing

GENEVA/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh The United Nations' top human rights official on Monday slammed Myanmar for conducting a "cruel military operation" against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, branding it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". | Video

Sep 11 2017

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

YANGON/SHAMLAPUR, Bangladesh Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas.

Sep 08 2017

Suu Kyi says Myanmar trying to protect all citizens in strife-torn state

YANGON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Thursday her government was doing its best to protect everyone in the strife-torn state of Rakhine, as the estimated number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled to Bangladesh leapt by 18,000 in one day, to 164,000.

Sep 08 2017

Rohingya say their village is lost to Myanmar's spiraling conflict

(Story refiles to add dropped word 'not', in paragraph 10, in the September 7th story)

Sep 07 2017

Exclusive: U.N. expects up to 300,000 Rohingya could flee Myanmar violence to Bangladesh

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh Up to 300,000 Rohingya Muslims could flee violence in northwestern Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh, a U.N. agency official said on Wednesday, warning of a funding shortfall for emergency food supplies for the refugees. | Video

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