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, Simon Mann JERUSALEM: Only tougher sanctions from Western powers, including severe restrictions on oil and travel, will slow Iran's nuclear progress and avoid the need for military action, experts have warned...
Ruth Pollard and Simon Mann Iran has vowed it 'will not budge an iota' from its nuclear path in the wake of a damning UN report that found credible evidence that suggested it was pursuing atomic weapons.
Ruth Pollard, Beirut In a further escalation of international tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to announce new advances to its nuclear fuel program.