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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

Aug 13 2018

Jordan minister says militants who attacked police support Islamic State

AMMAN Militants behind an attack on Jordanian police supported Islamic State and investigations had revealed plans for more attacks on security and civilian targets, Jordan's interior minister said on Monday.

Aug 12 2018

Four security personnel, at least three militants, killed in Jordan shoot-out

AMMAN Security forces pulled the bodies of three suspected militants from the wreckage of a building in a central Jordanian city on Sunday following a shoot-out in which four security personnel were also killed, the government said.

Aug 11 2018

Jordan says four people killed in police raid on house sheltering militants

AMMAN Jordan said on Saturday four people were killed during a police raid on a house sheltering militants suspected of being behind a bomb attack on a police van a day earlier.

Aug 08 2018

Jordan says Palestinian refugees at risk with U.N. agency in crisis

AMMAN Jordan warned on Wednesday that a severe financial shortfall facing a United Nations agency that helps Palestinian refugees could have a "catastrophic" impact on the lives of millions of refugees in the region.

Aug 02 2018

Jordan says not yet ready to open border crossing with Syria

AMMAN Jordan will reopen its border with Syria only when it is ready, Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said on Thursday, in a signal that Amman could delay a decision that would boost President Bashar al Assad.

Aug 02 2018

Israel and Jordan kill Islamic State fighters flushed out of Syria

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Israel and Jordan said on Thursday that their forces had killed Islamic State insurgents who approached their borders after being squeezed out of southwestern Syria by the army of President Bashar al-Assad.

Jul 26 2018

Syrian Druze bury dead as anger over Islamic State attacks grows

AMMAN Syria's government-held city of Sweida on Thursday buried dozens of its inhabitants who were killed a day before in coordinated assaults by Islamic State militants who overran villages and staged multiple suicide attacks inside the city, residents and witnesses said.

Jul 22 2018

Syrian 'White Helmets' flee to Jordan with Israeli, Western help

JERUSALEM/AMMAN Hundreds of Syrian "White Helmet" rescue workers and their families fled advancing government forces and slipped over the border into Jordan overnight with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers, officials said. | Video

Jul 22 2018

Russian-backed air strikes hit Islamic State in southern Syria: sources

AMMAN Russian and Syrian jets stepped up their bombing of an Islamic State bastion along the Jordan-Israel border in southwestern Syria, as the militants pushed into areas abandoned by other rebel groups, diplomatic and opposition sources said.

Jul 21 2018

Syrian army pushes into Quneitra province: state tv, rebels

AMMAN The Syrian army and allied forces made advances in the southwest that bring it closer to the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights as rebels refusing to return to state rule boarded buses for opposition controlled northern Syria, state television and rebels said. | Video

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