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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.

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Jun 14 2018

Jordan's king swears in new cabinet led by ex-World Bank economist

AMMAN Jordan's King Abdullah on Thursday swore in a new government led by a former World Bank economist and mandated to review a disputed tax system after widespread protests against IMF-driven austerity measures.

Jun 10 2018

Jordan pins hopes on billion dollar Gulf aid package: officials

AMMAN Jordan is pinning hopes on oil-rich Gulf states led by Saudi Arabia committing to a multi-billion dollar aid package to help it weather an economic crisis that sparked rare street protests over austerity plans, officials said.

Jun 07 2018

Jordan's next PM says to drop tax bill that angered protesters

AMMAN/DUBAI Jordan's designated new prime minister said on Thursday he would drop a proposed tax law, conceding to a key demand of protesters who have already brought down the government.

Jun 06 2018

Exclusive: Jordan to push IMF to slow reforms after protests, officials say

DUBAI Jordan will ask the IMF to give it more time to implement reforms, after some of the largest protests in years showed pushing the debt-burdened country beyond its means risked major instability, officials said.

Jun 04 2018

Jordan's king replaces PM to subdue protests

AMMAN/DUBAI Jordan's King Abdullah replaced his prime minister on Monday in a move to defuse the biggest protests in years, over IMF-backed reforms that have hit the poor. | Video

Jun 02 2018

Jordanian PM rejects demands to scrap tax law after protests

AMMAN Jordan's prime minister refused to scrap an IMF-backed tax reform bill on Saturday that has sparked the largest protests in over five years against steep price hikes, saying it was up to parliament to decide its fate.

May 27 2018

Brunei sells stake in Jordan Phosphate to Indian firms

AMMAN Brunei, the largest shareholder in Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), has agreed to sell a 37 percent stake to India's two largest importers and producers of fertilisers in a deal worth around $130 million, the Amman stock exchange said on Sunday.

May 27 2018

Brunei sells stake in Jordan Phosphate to Indian firms

AMMAN, May 27 Brunei, the largest shareholder in Jordan Phosphate Mines Company (JPMC), has agreed to sell a 37 percent stake to India's two largest importers and producers of fertilisers in a deal worth around $130 million, the Amman stock exchange said on Sunday.

May 07 2018

Rebels begin evacuation of Syria's last besieged enclave

AMMAN Hundreds of rebels left the last major besieged opposition enclave in Syria on Monday, with thousands more expected to follow, responding to months of pressure by a Russian-backed government offensive, the army, rebels and residents said.

Apr 30 2018

Syrian army says 'enemy' rockets hit military bases

AMMAN The Syrian army said on Sunday that rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside in what it said was new "aggression" by its enemies, state television said.

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