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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

Jul 28 2018

Trump seeks to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran's expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials. | Video

Jul 28 2018

Trump seeks to revive 'Arab NATO' to confront Iran

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is quietly pushing ahead with a bid to create a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in part to counter Iran's expansion in the region, according to U.S. and Arab officials. | Video

Jun 22 2018

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to U.N. - sources

WASHINGTON Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said.

Jun 21 2018

Yemen's Houthis indicate willingness to hand over port to U.N. -sources

WASHINGTON, June 21 Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis have indicated they would be willing to hand over management of Hodeidah port to the United Nations, a potential breakthrough in a conflict that has caused the world's worst humanitarian crisis, sources familiar with the efforts said.

Jun 11 2018

U.N. shuttle diplomacy aims to avert assault on vital Yemen port

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON The United Nations is engaged in "intense" shuttle diplomacy between the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in a bid to avert an attack on Yemen's Hodeidah port city, U.N. chief Antonio Guterres said on Monday.

Jun 07 2018

Exclusive: Trump requested Saudi oil support before Iran nuclear decision - sources

DUBAI/WASHINGTON/LONDON A day before U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world's largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply.

Jun 07 2018

Yemen peace plan sees ceasefire, Houthis abandoning missiles

WASHINGTON A U.N. peace plan for Yemen calls on the Houthi movement to give up its ballistic missiles in return for an end to the bombing campaign against it by a Saudi-led coalition and a transitional governance agreement, according to a draft document and sources. | Video

May 11 2018

U.S. and UAE sign pact to resolve airline competition claims

WASHINGTON The United States and United Arab Emirates signed a deal on Friday to resolve U.S. claims that Gulf carriers have received unfair government subsidies, the U.S. State Department said.

May 09 2018

Europeans work to save Iran deal, and business, after Trump pulls out

WASHINGTON/PARIS Dismayed European allies sought on Wednesday to salvage the Iran nuclear deal and preserve their Iranian trade after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the landmark accord and ordered sanctions reimposed on Tehran. | Video

Apr 11 2018

As Trump Mideast peace plan nears completion, rollout still unclear: source

WASHINGTON The Trump administration has nearly completed a long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan but is still struggling to decide how and when to roll it out, a senior White House official said, acknowledging that Washington faces a “disconnect” with Palestinians over its planned U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem.

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