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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 13 2018

HINTERGRUND-Assad unterstützt stillschweigend die Kurden in Afrin

Aleppo/Beirut In ihrem Kampf gegen die türkische Offensive in der syrischen Grenzregion Afrin bekommt die kurdische YPG-Miliz stillschweigende Unterstützung von ungewohnter Seite: von Präsident Baschar al-Assad.

Feb 12 2018

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey

(This February 11 story has been refiled to fix typographical errors in analyst quote)

Feb 11 2018

Friend or foe? Assad quietly aids Syrian Kurds against Turkey

ALEPPO, Syria/BEIRUT Syria's U.S.-backed Kurds are getting indirect help from an unlikely source in their war against Turkey in the northwestern region of Afrin: President Bashar al-Assad.

Feb 06 2018

U.N. demands Syria ceasefire as air strikes pound rebel areas

BEIRUT The United Nations called on Tuesday for an immediate humanitarian ceasefire in Syria of at least a month, as heavy air strikes were reported to have killed scores of people in the last major rebel stronghold near Damascus. | Video

Jan 29 2018

Old enmity tips Lebanon into new crisis

BEIRUT An old enmity between the Lebanese president and the speaker of parliament is fuelling a political row that threatens to paralyze government and inflame sectarian tension before elections in May.

Jan 29 2018

Kremlin unfazed by Syrian opposition boycott of peace conference

MOSCOW/BEIRUT The Kremlin shrugged off a Syrian opposition decision to boycott a peace conference in Russia this week, saying on Monday the event would go ahead regardless and make a meaningful contribution to a political solution.

Jan 26 2018

Western, Arab states sidestep Assad fate in Syria proposals

BEIRUT Five Western and Arab states that have backed the rebellion against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad make no reference to his future in a document proposing changes to U.N.-led talks, an apparent recognition of his strong position in the conflict.

Jan 25 2018

Erdogan says to extend Syria operation despite risk of U.S. confrontation

ANKARA/BEIRUT President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday Turkey would extend its military operation in Syria to the town of Manbij, a move that could potentially bring Turkish forces into confrontation with those of their NATO ally the United States. | Video

Jan 22 2018

Syrian Kurds will likely not attend Russia's Sochi congress: politician

BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish officials will likely not attend a Syrian peace congress planned by Russia which has been rendered meaningless by "Russian collusion" with Turkey in its attack in the Afrin region, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Monday.

Jan 22 2018

Syrian Kurds will likely not attend Russia's Sochi congress - politician

BEIRUT Syrian Kurdish officials will likely not attend a Syrian peace congress planned by Russia which has been rendered meaningless by "Russian collusion" with Turkey in its attack in the Afrin region, a Syrian Kurdish politician said on Monday.

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