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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

  • Europe's forgotten migrants -- the ones who aren't from Syria

    Europe's forgotten migrants -- the ones who aren't from Syria

    They’ve made it all the way to what most asylum-seekers consider the promised land – but many fear the gates of Germany will ultimately be closed to them. Migrants from countries other than Syria – including those from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Eritrea, Somalia and the Balkan states – make up a substantial...

  • Young migrants making perilous trek to Europe without parents

    Young migrants making perilous trek to Europe without parents

    They stand out, if one looks closely, amid the massive human wave washing its way from the shores of the Aegean to the foot of the Bavarian Alps. Here is a solemn-faced, solitary boy gazing about a jam-packed train station with preternatural wariness and calm. There, a little girl whose hair has...

  • Airport famed as site of Berlin airlift has a new role: refugee camp

    Airport famed as site of Berlin airlift has a new role: refugee camp

    It was a onetime Nazi showpiece, an indelible emblem of defiance during the Cold War’s Berlin airlift, and more recently, an unexpectedly beloved public space in this most postmodern of cities. Now, the old airport at Tempelhof is about to find yet another incarnation: sheltering some among the...

  • Germany temporarily restricts flow of asylum seekers

    Germany temporarily restricts flow of asylum seekers

    A beleaguered Germany announced Sunday that it would temporarily halt free entrance for asylum seekers, a dramatic step likely to exacerbate bottlenecks at other European frontiers to the south and east, where tens of thousands of migrants and refugees are already enduring desperate hardships.Germany’s...

  • Will Germany's embrace of migrants entice others to make the journey?

    Will Germany's embrace of migrants entice others to make the journey?

    Across Europe, and most particularly in Germany, the question resonates: Do humane policies toward desperate people who hope to start a new life in this prosperous country spur others to undertake the difficult and dangerous journey? With asylum seekers flooding into Europe at a record pace, German...

  • 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...

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