Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard is the Middle East Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Her job takes her throughout the Middle East and North Africa, reporting on the Arab revolutions from Egypt, Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, Tunisia and on the conflict in Israel and Palestine.

Syrian toll rises as the battles rage

Ruth Pollard, Northern Syria The toll of dead and injured continues to mount as the Syrian army kept up its relentless assault on villages in the north, pounding them with rocket-fire as the battle for the country's second city...

Gaddafi's would-be assassin now rules Tripoli

Abdelhakim Belhadj

Ruth Pollard TRIPOLI: The man in charge of securing Tripoli and eliminating the final remnants of the Gaddafi regime in the capital is emphatic - the February 17 revolution has reached its endgame.

Libya's rebel chief counting down days

Abdul Hakim Belhaj.

Ruth Pollard,Tripoli The man in charge of securing Tripoli and toppling the final remnants of the Gaddafi regime in the capital is emphatic.

Ruth Pollard

Sanctions buy diplomatic time in Iran standoff

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, listens to a technician during his visit of the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran.

Ruth Pollard he toughest sanctions yet seem to be biting and cooler heads are calling for calm.