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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

Feb 21 2018

Tunisia sees record tourist numbers in 2018 as attack effect fades

TUNIS, Feb 21 Tourist numbers to Tunisia will hit a record high this year, fully reversing the damage inflicted on the sector by attacks on holidaymakers in 2015, the tourism minister said on Wednesday.

Feb 13 2018

Thomas Cook flies Britons to Tunisia three years after beach attack

LONDON/TUNIS Thomas Cook flew British tourists to Tunisia on Tuesday for the first time since an Islamist militant killed 30 Britons on one of the North African country's beaches in 2015.

Feb 07 2018

Tunisian PM wants to replace central bank governor: government official

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed wants to sack central bank governor Chedli Ayari and replace him with World bank official Marouane El Abassi, a government official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Feb 07 2018

Al Qaeda trying to regroup in Tunisia after Islamic State setbacks: sources

TUNIS/ALGIERS The killing of a senior Algerian militant by special forces soon after he slipped into Tunisia has raised concern that al Qaeda is trying to regroup in the North African state as rival Islamic State has suffered major setbacks, security sources say.

Jan 21 2018

Protesters demanding jobs clash with police in Tunisian town

TUNIS Tunisia police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding jobs in the southern town of Metlaoui on Sunday, witnesses said, days after violent protests across the country against price hikes subsided.

Jan 21 2018

Tunisia forces kill the new leader of local branch of al-Qaeda

TUNIS Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

Jan 15 2018

Violent protests resume in Tunisia after two days of calm

TUNIS Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures. | Video

Jan 14 2018

Neue Proteste in Tunesien - Starke Polizeipräsenz

Tunis Trotz angekündigter Hilfen für Bedürftige gehen die Proteste in Tunesien weiter.

Jan 13 2018

Tunisia will increase aid for poor in response to protests

TUNIS Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some $70 million, a government minister said on Saturday, after protests broke out in the North African country.

Jan 12 2018

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

TUNIS Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders on Friday, bringing the total detained close to 800 in response to demonstrations this week against price and tax rises. | Video

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