Laura King

Writer

Laura King has been a Washington, D.C.-based global affairs correspondent since 2016. She was most recently the Los Angeles Times bureau chief in Cairo, and served previously as bureau chief in Kabul and Jerusalem. Before joining The Times, she was a correspondent for the Associated Press in Washington, Tokyo, Jerusalem and London, covering conflicts in the Balkans and the Mideast. King is a graduate of UC Davis and holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. She was a 1997 Nieman Fellow at Harvard and a fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University in 2013. In 2016, King was a co-recipient of an Overseas Press Club award for coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis.

Recent Articles

  • Here's what might happen in the Middle East under a Trump presidency

    Here's what might happen in the Middle East under a Trump presidency

    Will the Middle East slide into even greater chaos during Donald Trump’s presidency? Some potential scenarios: An expanded offensive against Islamic State could take precedence over all else. Syria's president could cling to power. Russia's regional ambitions could go unchecked. Strongmen could...

  • President Putin withdraws Russia from the International Criminal Court

    President Putin withdraws Russia from the International Criminal Court

    Russia on Wednesday withdrew support for the International Criminal Court, a largely symbolic but defiant gesture rendered more highly charged by uncertainty over President-elect Donald Trump’s stance toward Moscow. Russia’s move, in the form of a decree signed by President Vladimir Putin and published...

  • Russia launches major offensive against rebels in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo

    Russia launches major offensive against rebels in Syria, airstrikes hit Aleppo

    Russia launched a broad new offensive Tuesday against rebels seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, an onslaught that included Moscow’s first use of fighter jets launched from an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean. At the same time, a three-week lull in fighting in the northern city...

  • ACLU says its support is booming since Trump election

    ACLU says its support is booming since Trump election

    Nancy Pelosi swats backs challenger to be reelected House minority leader Nov. 30, 2016, 4:58 p.m. This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening: Nancy Pelosi beats back challenger to retain House leadership post Trump...

  • Across the globe, caution and dismay greet Trump victory

    Across the globe, caution and dismay greet Trump victory

    Donald Trump’s election was greeted around the world Wednesday with widespread expressions of consternation — and no small amount of glee in some quarters — as global leaders scrambled to assuage the shock of his victory in the U.S. presidential election. Amid a popular explosion of derision and...

  • Across the globe, caution and dismay greet Trump victory

    Across the globe, caution and dismay greet Trump victory

    Live updates after the 2016 election: Protests, concessions and rebounding stocks Nov. 9, 2016, 9:17 p.m. It's over, and Donald Trump won. But it's also just beginning. Here's what we're watching: Protests in California and major cities across the nationMultiple California and L.A. races and ballot...

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