Edition:
United States

Stephanie Nebehay

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

10:46am EDT

U.N. rights experts urge Egypt to free couple unlawfully detained

GENEVA The daughter of the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and her husband have been unlawfully detained in Egypt for the past year without formal charge, U.N. human rights experts said on Thursday, calling for the couple's release and compensation.

7:06am EDT

U.S. withdrawal leaves vacuum at U.N. rights forum

GENEVA China, Britain and the European Union lamented on Wednesday Washington's decision to withdraw from the U.N. Human Rights Council as Western countries began looking for a substitute for the coveted seat. | Video

Jun 20 2018

Both sides committed war crimes during siege of Syria's Ghouta: U.N.

GENEVA Syrian government troops and affiliated forces committed war crimes and a crime against humanity in their long siege of eastern Ghouta through heavy bombardment and "deliberately starving" 265,000 people, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday.

Jun 19 2018

North Korea rejects remarks by U.N. rights boss as 'fabricated'

GENEVA North Korea on Tuesday rejected allegations by the top U.N. human rights official that serious and widespread violations persisted in the country despite its diplomatic opening.

Jun 18 2018

U.N. rights boss calls for end to Trump's policy of family separation

GENEVA The top U.N. human rights official called on the Trump administration on Monday to halt its "unconscionable" policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents irregularly entering the country via Mexico.

Jun 15 2018

U.S. expected to retreat from main U.N. rights forum: activists, diplomats

GENEVA Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington's demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday.

Jun 14 2018

U.S. expected to retreat from main U.N. rights forum - activists, diplomats

GENEVA Talks with the United States over how to reform the main U.N. rights body have failed to meet Washington's demands, activists and diplomats say, suggesting that the Trump administration will quit the Geneva forum whose session opens on Monday.

Jun 14 2018

United Nations urges inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA/NEW DELHI India on Thursday rejected a United Nations report that accused it of having used excessive force in disputed Kashmir to kill and wound civilians since 2016 and which called for an international inquiry into the accusations of rights violations.

Jun 14 2018

U.N. calls for inquiry into human rights violations in Kashmir

GENEVA, June 14 Indian security forces have used excessive force in Kashmir and killed and wounded numerous civilians since 2016, the United Nations said on Thursday, calling for an international inquiry into alleged violations in the disputed territory.

Jun 11 2018

U.N. fears for 2.5 million in Syria's rebel-held Idlib as fighting escalates

GENEVA An escalation in fighting and air strikes in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province leaves 2.5 million civilians with "no place else to go" within their shattered homeland, the United Nations said on Monday.

Markets

  • U.S.
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Sectors

Sector Summary