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 Peter Greste's brother Andrew has visited the Australian journalist in an Egyptian prison and says he is mentally strong as he prepares for a court hearing.
Ruth Pollard It is only 1pm but the winter sky is already darkening in the border town of Kilis and the reception room of this small, nondescript hotel is bleak and cold.
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.
Ruth Pollard,Tripoli The man in charge of securing Tripoli and toppling the final remnants of the Gaddafi regime in the capital is emphatic.