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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

Sep 16 2018

UPDATE 1-Saudi forex reserves rising, capital outflows due to investment -c.bank

* Authorities not imposing capital controls (Recasts with comments on foreign reserve levels, capital controls, context)

Sep 16 2018

Exclusive: Saudi Arabia to auction detained tycoon's real estate assets - sources

RIYADH Saudi Arabia will auction real estate owned by indebted billionaire Maan al-Sanea and his company starting next month to help repay billions of riyals due to creditors, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Sep 06 2018

With Yemen in turmoil, U.N. seeks to build trust as first step towards peace

GENEVA/RIYADH Yemen's first round of peace talks in almost three years aims to build confidence between the warring sides, U.N. mediator Martin Griffiths said on Wednesday, playing down a delay in the arrival of one delegation. | Video

Sep 05 2018

With Yemen in turmoil, UN to launch first peace talks in two years

RIYADH/GENEVA, Sept 5 Warring Yemenis due to attend the first peace talks since late 2015 on Thursday face an uphill struggle to rescue attempts to end a war marked by mass civilian casualties and fuelled by rivalry between regional heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Aug 24 2018

Shelved Aramco IPO hits at heart of Saudi prince's reforms

DUBAI/RIYADH Saudi Arabia's decision to shelve what was billed as the biggest share sale ever is a major blow to the credibility of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman but there are other ways to finance reforms to strengthen the economy, bankers and investors say. | Video

Jul 30 2018

Why is Saudi halting oil shipments through the Red Sea?

RIYADH/DUBAI Saudi Arabia announced last week it was suspending oil shipments through the Red Sea's Bab al-Mandeb strait after Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis attacked two ships in the waterway.

Jul 29 2018

As U.S. pushes for Mideast peace, Saudi king reassures allies

RIYADH Saudi Arabia has reassured Arab allies it will not endorse any Middle East peace plan that fails to address Jerusalem's status or refugees' right of return, easing their concerns that the kingdom might back a nascent U.S. deal which aligns with Israel on key issues.

Jul 09 2018

Saudi bid to protect pre-Islamic sites upends religious dictates

RIYADH Saudi Arabia is preserving pre-Islamic heritage sites, like a date palm oasis from the Stone Age, in a break with the austere strain of Sunni Islam that has dominated the country for decades, as the reclusive kingdom tries to open up.

Jul 01 2018

Saudi king said will boost oil output if needed: White House

WASHINGTON/RIYADH The leader of Saudi Arabia promised President Donald Trump that he can raise oil production if needed and the country has 2 million barrels per day of spare capacity, the White House said on Saturday, rowing back on an earlier Trump tweet that appeared to suggest the Saudis had agreed to boost output by that amount.

Jun 29 2018

U.N. hopeful for Yemen peace deal but Saudi coalition unlikely to drop demand for Houthi withdrawal

GENEVA/RIYADH The Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it would welcome a political deal to end the conflict but indicated it would keep insisting on a complete withdrawal by the Houthis from territory seized since 2014.


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