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.

Egypt protest crackdown: Army leaves hundreds of pro-Mursi protesters dead, thousands injured

Ruth Pollard Outside the streets were in chaos, the rapid crack of gunshots and the burning sting of tear gas filled the air as Egypt's security forces opened fire on pro-Muslim Brotherhood protesters in an...

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's suicide in solitary': Netanyahu under pressure

Ben

Ruth Pollard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is under pressure to answer questions over allegations that an Australian citizen committed suicide while being held in solitary confinement in the country's...

Israel rejects torture claims in Zygier case

Ben Zygier

Ruth Pollard Israel has defended its actions in the case of Ben Zygier, the Australian citizen who died in its custody, rejecting allegations he was tortured and committing to releasing a judge's report into his...