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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 06 2018

Lebanese central bank says pound stable, urges fiscal reform

BEIRUT Lebanon's pound is stable and the central bank has the means to defend its stability, central bank governor Riad Salameh said on Monday, urging fiscal reforms to reinforce monetary stability.

Aug 03 2018

Lebanon hits political logjam after election

BEIRUT Lebanon faces a political impasse three months after an election produced a parliament tilted in favor of the Iran-backed Shi'ite group Hezbollah, with no sign of compromises needed to form a unity government.

Jul 30 2018

For buoyant Assad, Syrian war enters tricky phase

BEIRUT President Bashar al-Assad's path to a final victory in the war in Syria is strewn with diplomatic landmines that will complicate his attempt to recover "every inch" of the country and may leave big areas out of his grasp indefinitely.

Jul 27 2018

Syrian Kurdish-backed council holds talks in Damascus

BEIRUT A senior Syrian Kurdish official is in Damascus this week for talks with Syrian government officials at the head of a delegation including members of the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, an official said, their first declared visit to the capital.

Jul 20 2018

Lebanon must strike deal with Syria to use export crossing-minister

BEIRUT Lebanon must seek a deal with Syria so Lebanese exporters can reach wider Middle East markets via the Syrian border with Jordan now that Damascus has recovered state control of that frontier, Lebanon's caretaker economy minister said on Friday.

Jul 20 2018

Lebanon must strike deal with Syria to use export crossing-minister

BEIRUT Lebanon must seek a deal with Syria so Lebanese exporters can reach wider Middle East markets via the Syrian border with Jordan now that Damascus has recovered state control of that frontier, Lebanon's caretaker economy minister said on Friday.

Jul 19 2018

Syria's Assad set to recover Golan frontier as surrender deal agreed: sources

BEIRUT/AMMAN President Bashar al-Assad is set to recover control of the Syrian frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights in a major victory over rebels who have agreed to surrender terms, sources on both sides said on Thursday.

Jul 17 2018

Israel warns Syrians away from frontier as Assad closes in

GOLAN HEIGHTS/BEIRUT Dozens of Syrians approached the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Tuesday in an apparent attempt to seek help or sanctuary from a Russian-backed Syrian government offensive, before turning back after a warning from Israel's army. | Video

Jul 10 2018

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to seize 'cradle' of revolt

AMMAN/BEIRUT President Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the city where it began more than seven years ago, as rebels said on Tuesday they were seeking to withdraw with Russian guarantees.

Jul 10 2018

Assad, aided by Russia, poised to snuff out 'cradle' of revolt

BEIRUT/AMMAN President Bashar al-Assad is poised to snuff out the Syrian rebellion in the place it first began more than seven years ago, as rebels enter talks with his Russian allies on withdrawing from Deraa city or accepting a return of state authority.

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