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.

Israel alleges Iran planned bus blast

Ruth Pollard Israel threatens to 'settle the account' with those responsible for an attack that left seven dead.

Six dead in attack on Israelis in Bulgaria

Smoke from Bulgaria airport bomb blast.

Ruth Pollard At least six people were killed and many more wounded on Wednesday in an attack on a bus packed with Israelis at a Black Sea airport in Bulgaria that the government in Israel blamed on arch foe Iran.

Security Council plans debate as ceasefire hopes dim

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: (ISRAEL OUT) In this handout image supplied by the Israeli Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) meets U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the prime minister's office November 20, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. Clinton arrived in Israel as efforts by Western and Arab diplomats to end the confrontation between Israel and Gaza have escalated.  (Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO via Getty Images)

Ruth Pollard AS MIDDLE EAST leaders work with the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, to broker a ceasefire agreement acceptable to Israel and Hamas, United Nations ambassadors in New York announced the...

Australian, Hezbollah links to deadly bus bombing

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,...

Sacred but troubled Easter feast

Syriac Orthodox Father Boulus.

Ruth Pollard The wings of an angel curl around his shoulders and the image of a large cross travels down his spine, accompanied by 16 lines of prayer in the ancient script of Aramaic.

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...

Accusations fly as Israel and Iran blame each other for attacks

New Delhi, India.

Ruth Pollard BEIRUT: Tensions between Israel and Iran have escalated sharply as the fallout from Monday's co-ordinated attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia deepened.

Israel accuses Tehran over embassy attacks

explosion

Ruth Pollard Tensions between Israel and Iran escalate sharply as the fallout from attacks deepen.