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

  • Fresh attack on Egyptian tourism as suicide blast, gunfire target Luxor

    Fresh attack on Egyptian tourism as suicide blast, gunfire target Luxor

    In a stark new threat to Egypt’s fragile tourist industry, attackers on Wednesday tried to blast their way into one of the country’s best-known visitor attractions, the monumental Temple of Karnak in Luxor. The assault — a suicide explosion and fierce exchange of gunfire — left as many as three...

  • Emperor sans clothes: Turkish election strips Erdogan of former glory

    Emperor sans clothes: Turkish election strips Erdogan of former glory

    It’s difficult to pinpoint just when the leader once nicknamed “The Sultan” became a figure more akin to the emperor who had no clothes. For more than a dozen years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s gilded career had taken him from one electoral triumph to the next, heaping spoils and glory not only on the...

  • Voters in Turkey deal stunning setback to president's party

    Voters in Turkey deal stunning setback to president's party

    In a stunning setback for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s ruling party lost its parliamentary majority for the first time in 13 years, and a pro-Kurdish party for the first time garnered enough votes to enter Parliament, according to a nearly complete tally. The vote marked a tectonic...

  • 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...

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