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 Israel threatens to 'settle the account' with those responsible for an attack that left seven dead.
Ruth Pollard The US has sanctioned three foreign companies for doing business with Iran.
Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: The United States has sanctioned three foreign companies for doing business with Iran as the international pressure on Tehran over its nuclear program intensifies and the fallout from the...
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, Middle East Correspondent Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly pressing ministers to support an attack on Iran.
Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: There are growing fears Israel's increasing isolation in the region has led it to consider a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities, prompting a flurry of diplomatic activity...
Ruth Pollard Israel's increasing isolation may lead it to a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.
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.
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.
Ruth Pollard he toughest sanctions yet seem to be biting and cooler heads are calling for calm.
Ruth Pollard Warning against 'loose talk of war' Obama has not softened his opposition to the idea of a military strike.
Ruth Pollard The United States warned it will offer further support to Syria's embattled opposition if President Bashar al-Assad failed to get behind a US and Russia-driven peace initiative in Geneva next month.
Ruth Pollard Tensions are rising along Syria's borders as government forces battle to regain control of a strategic border town from rebel fighters.
Ruth Pollard It is just under seven years since the skies over Lebanon roared with the sound of Israeli fighter jets and missiles rained down on both sides in a furious 34-day war.
Ruth Pollard Israeli jets have attacked a military centre on the outskirts of Damascus, the second strike inside Syria in the past three days.
Ruth Pollard Barack Obama landed in Israel on Wednesday for the first time as US President, on a mission to ease past tensions with his hosts but facing scepticism about his plans to thwart Iran's nuclear threat.
Ruth Pollard The flowerbeds along King David Street in downtown Jerusalem are blooming and the road markings have been freshly painted as the city continues its meticulous sprucing in preparation for the visit of...
Ruth Pollard Putting aside their much-analysed frosty relationship, US President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented a united, even jovial front at the conclusion of Mr Obama's...
Ruth Pollard He came to woo the Israeli public and woo them he did, with endless symbolic gestures and a speech that won over many on both the right and left of the political spectrum.