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.

Peter Greste and Al-Jazeera colleagues make first appearance in Cairo court

Ruth Pollard Australian journalist describes prison conditions as 'psychologically unbearable'.

Defiant Abbas expected to win UN vote

Mahmoud Abbas

Ruth Pollard RAMALLAH: Openly defying the US President, Barack Obama, and facing down Israeli threats to abandon the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, will submit a bid to the United Nations...

Australian, Hezbollah links to deadly bus bombing


Ruth Pollard An Australian with connections to the Hezbollah militant group is one of the key suspects in a bombing that killed five Israelis and a local bus driver at an airport at a Black Sea resort last year,...

Palestinians slam Israeli settlement expansion

Palestinians work at a construction site in the neighborhood of Pisgat Zeev in east Jerusalem.

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: Israel's decision to withhold at least $US100 million in tax transfers to the Palestinian Authority and fast-track new settlement development had put the final nail in the coffin of the...

Israel speeds up settlements drive


Ruth Pollard Israel's decision to withhold at least $US100 million in tax transfers put the final nail in the coffin of the peace process, Palestinian officials said last night.

West Bank religious sites first for world heritage request

Delegates at UNESCO's 36th General Conference

Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: Significant religious sites throughout the West Bank, including the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem and Joseph's Tomb in Nablus, will be among the first to be pushed forward for world...