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.
Ruth Pollard As a team of cleaners in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre worked on their hands and knees, Vatican flags were being hung outside Jerusalem’s Old City.
Ruth Pollard, Amman, Jordan Some call it a 'government by night', at once loathed and mocked for its habit of delivering bad news while the country sleeps. Jordanians say they never know what the mornings will bring.
Ruth Pollard Some call it a ''government by night'', at once loathed and mocked for its habit of delivering bad news while the country sleeps.
Ruth Pollard He came to woo the Israeli public and woo them he did, with endless symbolic gestures and a speech that won over many on both the right and left of the political spectrum.
Ruth Pollard With almost 4000 dead in eight months of savage government attacks, the Arab League has issued a three-day ultimatum to Syria, insisting it halt violence against anti-regime protesters or face...
Ruth Pollard WITH almost 4000 Syrian protesters dead in eight months of government attacks, the Arab League has issued a three-day ultimatum insisting that Syria halt the violence or face further economic...
Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent Syrian warships shell two densely populated areas in the coastal city of Latakia, killing at least 21 people, according to activists.
Ruth Pollard IN A serious stepping up of President Bashar al-Assad's violent crackdown against anti-government protesters, Syrian warships have shelled two densely populated areas in the coastal city of Latakia,...
Ruth Pollard All eyes are on the increasingly frail King Abdullah, 88, as he prepares to choose a successor.