Umar Farooq


Umar Farooq is a Special Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Currently based in Istanbul, he was previously based in Islamabad. He has covered South Asia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, in short stories and long investigative features, for outlets including The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, IRIN News, Foreign Affairs, Boston Review, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera English, and The Nation.