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Laura King

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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

  • Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'

    Egypt's Sisi warns of new crackdown against domestic 'enemies'

    President Abdel Fattah Sisi, paying tribute to his assassinated top prosecutor, on Tuesday signaled the start of an even harsher security crackdown targeting “enemies” of his government. At the funeral of Hisham Barakat, the prosecutor general who was killed Monday by a massive car bomb, the Egyptian...

  • In a grisly first, Islamic State beheads 2 women in Syria, monitor says

    Islamic State militants beheaded two women on charges of “sorcery” in a northeastern province of Syria, a monitoring group reported Tuesday, in what it said marked the Sunni extremist group’s first decapitations of female civilians. The report by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,...

  • Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants

    Blast in Egypt may signal deadly new phase in fight against militants

    The thunderous bomb blast that killed Egypt’s state prosecutor on Monday could herald a deadly new phase in the authoritarian government’s nearly 2-year-old battle to eradicate Islamist extremists.The assassination of Hisham Barakat, who as prosecutor general presided over a harsh judicial crackdown...

  • News that suicide bomber was Saudi raises anxiety level in Kuwait

    News that suicide bomber was Saudi raises anxiety level in Kuwait

    The young man landed before dawn at Kuwait’s gleaming international airport, authorities said — and within hours had carried out one of the deadliest acts of domestic terrorism to strike the normally tranquil Persian Gulf emirate.Kuwaiti officials said Sunday that the suicide bomber who killed...

  • Tourists stream out of Tunisia after massacre at beach resort

    Tourists stream out of Tunisia after massacre at beach resort

    As hundreds of frightened tourists fled Tunisia on Saturday, the North African country’s leaders announced stringent new security measures in response to a massacre at a popular Mediterranean resort that left at least 38 people dead, nearly two-thirds of them British visitors. The mass shooting...

  • Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Islamic State militants routed from Syria border city

    Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani, backed by U.S.-led airstrikes, said Saturday they had expelled Islamic State militants who went on a killing spree months after having been routed by Kurdish forces. The Sunni extremists blasted their way into Kobani, just south of the Turkish...

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