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

  • Drowned Syrian toddler embodies heartbreak of migrant crisis

    Drowned Syrian toddler embodies heartbreak of migrant crisis

    Heartbreaking images that emerged Wednesday of a drowned Syrian toddler's body on a Turkish beach went viral, shared by thousands of social media users around the world. The 3-year-old boy and his 5-year-old brother were reported by Turkish media to have been among 12 refugees who drowned when...

  • Dozens killed or injured in bombings at mosque in Yemen

    Dozens killed or injured in bombings at mosque in Yemen

    A suicide bombing in a Shiite Muslim mosque and a car bomb blast outside killed at least 35 people in Yemen’s capital and injured more than 100 on Wednesday, officials said, and Sunni Muslim Islamic State militants claimed responsibility. The carnage came amid the continuing campaign of airstrikes...

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