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.

Iraq crisis: ISIL militants declare 'Caliphate'

Ruth Pollard The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Sunni militants fighting across Syria and Iraq – have proclaimed the establishment of a “caliphate” in a move that experts say could...

After Mursi, political Islam losing ground in Egypt

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Ruth Pollard Shrouded in white cloth, their names and home towns carefully printed on the fabric in black pen, the bodies lay side-by-side on the floor at a field hospital in Cairo's Nasr City.

Unrest as Saudi Arabia expels foreign workers

Filipino workers in Jeddah

Ruth Pollard Saudi Arabia's sweeping crackdown on foreign workers has caused a severe labour shortage throughout the kingdom, with garbage reportedly piling up around major cities, crops going unpicked and school...

Hackers bombard Israel

The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange building, shut down by hackers.

Ruth Pollard The Nightmare Group of cyber activists disrupt access to key Israeli websites.