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

  • Yemen rebels fire 3 Scud missiles at Saudi airbase

    Yemen rebels fire 3 Scud missiles at Saudi airbase

    In the first such attack of  the 10-week-old conflict in Yemen, Shiite Muslim rebels early Saturday launched three Scud missiles toward a large Saudi air base, the insurgents reported. The Saudis acknowledged the firing of one missile, which they said was shot down. The use of Scud missiles by...

  • Egypt court revives charges against Hosni Mubarak in protest deaths

    Egypt court revives charges against Hosni Mubarak in protest deaths

    Egypt’s highest appeals court on Thursday revived charges against former President Hosni Mubarak in connection with hundreds of protester deaths that came as his autocratic rule was drawing to a close more than four years ago. If the case advances, it would be Mubarak’s third trial on these charges....

  • Gunmen kill two Egyptian police officers in attack near pyramids

    Gunmen kill two Egyptian police officers in attack near pyramids

    Unidentified gunmen shot and killed two members of Egypt’s tourism police Wednesday in a drive-by attack not far from the country’s most iconic tourist attraction, the pyramids of Giza, official reports said. The state news agency MENA said the two motorcycle-borne assailants escaped and that security...

  • Egyptian court delays decision on whether to execute ex-president Morsi

    Egyptian court delays decision on whether to execute ex-president Morsi

    An Egyptian court on Tuesday announced a two-week postponement of its planned ruling on whether Islamist former President Mohamed Morsi should face the death penalty. The announcement came hours after the reported arrests of two senior figures in Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, who had been fugitives...

  • U.S. journalist Casey Coombs freed by Yemen's Houthi rebels

    U.S. journalist Casey Coombs freed by Yemen's Houthi rebels

    An American freelance journalist who had been held by insurgents in Yemen since last month has been freed, U.S. officials said Monday. News of the release of Casey Coombs, one of several Americans believed to have been detained by the Shiite Muslim rebels known as Houthis, came as a video surfaced...

  • Egypt frees U.S.-Egyptian national held in protest crackdown

    Egypt frees U.S.-Egyptian national held in protest crackdown

    A young U.S.-Egyptian national whose harrowing two-year prison ordeal included stretches of solitary confinement and a lengthy hunger strike was freed and allowed to leave Egypt early Saturday, his family said. Mohamed Soltan, a 27-year-old graduate of Ohio State University, had been caught up...

  • Islamic State claims responsibility for bombing outside Saudi mosque

    Islamic State claims responsibility for bombing outside Saudi mosque

    Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on Friday outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia that killed four people, echoing a similar deadly strike a week ago, also claimed by the group. As in last week’s attack, the bombing in the port city of Dammam...

  • Nearly 100 people killed in Saudi-led aerial assault on Yemen

    Nearly 100 people killed in Saudi-led aerial assault on Yemen

    Thunderous airstrikes hit Yemen’s capital, a Red Sea naval port and a border province Wednesday, killing nearly 100 people and injuring more than 270 others, officials and residents said. It was believed to be the largest single-day death toll of the 2-month-old Saudi-led aerial offensive. Terrified...

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