Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab Spring revolutions, the battle against the Islamic State, tensions in the West Bank, and Egypt's power struggle. Her job has taken her to Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her feature writing won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.
Anzac 100: Australians who lived with the shadow of Gallipoli return for the light of the dawn service
Ruth Pollard Thousands of visitors are streaming into Anzac Cove to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the allied invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula in which so many young men lost their lives.
Ruth Pollard The rocky shores of the Gallipoli peninsula mark the final resting place for some of these men, their haunting portraits returned for just a moment to the cove where so many met their fate.
Ruth Pollard Hundreds of police and security forces are lining the narrow road into the Gallipoli peninsula as Turkey ramps up its defence of the area.
Ruth Pollard, Bigali, Turkey The Turkish village of Bigali would like to be known for more than one thing – that is was, in the runup to the Gallipoli invasion, the headquarters of the man who would become the...
Rachel Olding and Ruth Pollard An Australian man arrested for suspected terrorism links in Lebanon has previously been arrested in Thailand for drunkenly shooting at his uncle through a hotel door.
Ruth Pollard, Natalie Borchenski The smiles on the faces of Lois, Juris and Andrew Greste said it all. Finally, their son Peter Greste is coming home.
Ruth Pollard Journalist Peter Greste may be among a handful of foreign prisoners released from an Egyptian jail and deported to Australia under a new decree issued by President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi.
Ruth Pollard The Kurdistan Workers Party have joined with Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq in the fight against the Islamic State group, reports Ruth Pollard who visited the PKK's camp.
Ruth Pollard As Islamic State militants continue to wage their campaign of terror throughout northern Iraq and Syria, support for an international coalition including Australia designed to back local Kurdish...
Ruth Pollard Just hours before his suicide in an isolation cell in a high-security prison, dual Australian-Israeli citizen Ben Zygier received a visit from his wife who delivered some “distressing...
Ruth Pollard In the shifting sands of military history, few battles have been mythologised as absolutely as the Gallipoli campaign.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
Ruth Pollard It is a dark underworld of kidnapping and forged passports, of straw companies and assassinations.
Ruth Pollard After more than two years of silence, the Israeli government has admitted a prisoner it held in detention for 'security reasons' - believed to be the Australian Ben Zygier - committed suicide in...
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard An Australian diplomat knew that Melbourne man Ben Zygier was being held in an Israeli prison before he died in his cell, the government has admitted, amid explosive reports that Mr Zygier was a...
Ruth Pollard When Ben Zygier died alone in a maximum-security prison in Israel he was under investigation by ASIO, which suspected him of using his Australian passport to spy for Israel, Fairfax Media can reveal.
Ruth Pollard There is no national strategy, scandalously low government investment and zero political leadership.