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

  • More hardship, more divisions in Europe's refugee crisis

    More hardship, more divisions in Europe's refugee crisis

    Schisms widened Friday among European Union states over how to share the burden of an enormous wave of refugees and migrants, even as thousands of asylum-seekers, frustrated by delays, marched on foot from the Hungarian border toward Vienna, the Austrian capital. New reports of hardship emerged...

  • Europe's refugee trail: Bottlenecks ease in some places, remain in others

    Europe's refugee trail: Bottlenecks ease in some places, remain in others

    Obstacles eased Thursday at the northern and southern ends of Europe’s ever-crowded migrant trail, with Danish authorities moving to open the path for asylum-seekers to head onward to Sweden and Greece largely clearing a huge backlog that had built up on the tiny tourist island of Lesbos. But fresh...

  • 'We have the means to help,' EU leader tells members on refugee crisis

    'We have the means to help,' EU leader tells members on refugee crisis

    Passionately defending the right of asylum for those fleeing war and persecution, the head of the European Union’s executive arm on Wednesday urged member states to divide 160,000 refugees among themselves and to enact broad reforms governing mass entry to the continent. Europe this year is weathering...

  • Germany's challenge: How will schools absorb thousands of Syrian children?

    Germany's challenge: How will schools absorb thousands of Syrian children?

    To hear their Syrian parents tell it, Yasser and Taha, ages 6 and 9, were the driving force behind the family’s decision to make an arduous overland trek across half of Europe to reach safety in Germany. “School for them, a good education — that is the most important thing there could ever be for...

  • As migrants disperse across Germany, pope urges all of Europe to help

    As migrants disperse across Germany, pope urges all of Europe to help

    The leading edge of a migrant wave began dispersing across Germany on Sunday, or continuing to the north and west, as Pope Francis called on Europeans to not only welcome asylum seekers but also give them shelter and help them begin new lives.Amid one of the greatest human displacements since World...

  • Inside the train to Germany: Wonder, fatigue and, for a moment, fear

    Inside the train to Germany: Wonder, fatigue and, for a moment, fear

    Nine-year-old Ali peered out the train window at the verdant, unfamiliar landscape. At the sight of misty low clouds wreathing a high hill, his eyes widened. "Is that a volcano?" he asked, avid. He'd seen pictures of them in books. On a normal day, the four-hour high-speed rail run between Vienna,...

  • After standoff in Hungary, thousands of Syrians arrive in Austria

    After standoff in Hungary, thousands of Syrians arrive in Austria

    In the end, a river ran through it. A river of at once joyous and troubled humanity. For days, Hungarian authorities had tried to stanch the flow of migrants and refugees through their territory on the way to wealthier havens in northern Europe, ensnaring thousands even while the government made...

  • Death of Syrian toddler throws global spotlight onto refugees crisis

    Death of Syrian toddler throws global spotlight onto refugees crisis

    The little boy on the beach had a name, and it was Aylan. Searing images of the Syrian toddler’s drowned body, washed ashore after the raft carrying his refugee family capsized off the Turkish coast, pricked consciences worldwide and galvanized passionate debate over the international response...

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