Los Angeles Times

Laura King

Writer

Laura King is the Cairo bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. She started for The Times in Jerusalem in 2002 and moved to Istanbul four years later to take on a regional beat that included coverage of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In 2009, she moved to Kabul to report on the Afghan conflict full-time. Before joining The Times, Laura was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Washington, Tokyo and London. She is a graduate of UC-Davis and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon.

Recent Articles

  • 'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes are spreading virus in U.S.

    'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes are spreading virus in U.S.

    Zika-carrying mosquitoes are for the first time believed to be spreading the virus within the continental United States, federal disease-control officials said Friday, citing the infections of four people who were apparently bitten in the same Miami neighborhood. More than 1,650 Zika infections...

  • How Angela Merkel's call for calm in Germany echoes the U.S. presidential campaign

    How Angela Merkel's call for calm in Germany echoes the U.S. presidential campaign

    Three words, no coincidence: “We’ll manage it.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in her first substantive response to a string of violent episodes over the last 10 days, on Thursday repeated the same utterance she made famous last year as the nation opened its borders to an enormous flood of refugees...

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