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Ulf Laessing

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

May 17 2018

Benghazi's displaced: a litmus test for Libya

TRIPOLI With two brothers in jail, the family house gone and her papers lost in the battle for Benghazi, Fatma is finding it hard to restart her life at the other end of Libya but impossible to imagine going back.

May 16 2018

Iraqi election commission says Kirkuk voting stations under siege, staff inside

BAGHDAD Gunmen in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk were on Wednesday besieging several polling stations containing election staff, four days after a national vote, the head of the electoral commission said.

May 14 2018

In Iraq's crumbling Basra, a yearning for a glorious past

BASRA, Iraq When Iraqi merchant Jabar Mohamed was growing up in the southern port city of Basra, he liked to watch boats gliding along a canal lined with palm trees and ancient buildings near his home. | Video

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 13 2018

Iraq's firebrand cleric Sadr makes comeback in vote, initial results suggest

BASRA, Iraq Moqtada al-Sadr, a firebrand Shi'ite cleric who led uprisings against U.S. troops, appeared to make a remarkable comeback in Iraq's parliamentary election after being sidelined for years by Iranian-backed rivals.

May 09 2018

Iraq lifts oil output at Eni's Zubair field: oil official

ZUBAIR, Iraq Iraq has lifted oil production at Eni's Zubair field in the south by 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) to 475,000 bpd, an Iraqi oil official said on Wednesday.

May 04 2018

Preview: Tunisians to vote in first free municipal elections amid economic gloom

BEN AROUS, Tunisia Tunisians vote on Sunday in their first free municipal elections, another step in the north African country's difficult democratic transition that has become marred by disappointment over a lack of jobs and economic opportunities.

Apr 26 2018

Tunisia needs dialogue to solve economic crisis: Islamist leader

TUNIS Tunisia needs a national dialogue to end a deadlock over economic reforms in the same way it solved a political crisis in 2013 that almost tore apart the birthplace of the Arab spring, the head of the co-ruling Islamist party said.

Apr 20 2018

INTERVIEW-Libya to cover 2018 grain needs with imports, eyes higher harvest

TRIPOLI, April 20 Libya will have to cover its 2018 grain consumption needs of around 1.2 million tonnes almost entirely by imports but hopes to boost production from the next harvest with the help of the United Nations, a senior official said.

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