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Ali M. Latifi is an online journalist with Al Jazeera English based in Kabul. He has covered stories in Afghanistan, Greece and Qatar. He reports on Afghanistan, migration and refugee issues.
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Shashank Bengali is the Los Angeles Times’ South Asia correspondent, covering India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and surrounding countries. Previously he was a national security reporter based in Washington, DC. He came to The Times in 2012 from McClatchy Newspapers, where he served as bureau chief in Nairobi, Kenya; correspondent in Cairo and Baghdad; and national security editor in Washington. Over the past decade, he has reported from more than 40 countries and introduced readers to Somali pirates, Afghan warlords, Chinese race-car drivers, Nigerian film stars, Arab revolutionaries and other larger-than-life characters. He’s also written from overseas for Playboy magazine. Originally from Cerritos, he studied journalism at USC and earned a master’s in public policy from Harvard University.
W.J. Hennigan covers the Pentagon and national security issues from the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, DC, bureau. Previously, he was the aerospace and defense beat writer based in Los Angeles for more than five years. Before joining the paper, Hennigan braved Arizona’s desert heat, covering business for the East Valley Tribune. He also previously worked in the nation’s capital, writing for the Legal Times. Hennigan grew up on the south side of Chicago and has degrees from Northern Illinois University and Arizona State University.