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

  • Yemen's ousted leaders claim their fighters have retaken city of Aden

    Yemen's ousted leaders claim their fighters have retaken city of Aden

    Yemen’s Saudi-backed government claimed Friday its fighters had seized control of the key southern city of Aden in what would be loyalist forces’ first real strategic victory in nearly four months of fighting. But the battle has exacted a terrible humanitarian toll in what was already the Arab...

  • Large blast kills one at Italian consulate in Cairo

    Large blast kills one at Italian consulate in Cairo

    A thunderous blast heavily damaged the Italian Consulate in Cairo and killed one person early Saturday, and the jihadist group Islamic State made an online claim of responsibility, hinting it might take aim at other diplomatic targets. The attack on a foreign mission marked a departure from a pattern...

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