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.

Saudi MERS cases surge but experts at loss to explain spike

Ruth Pollard As the number of reported cases of the potentially deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome surged this week, public health experts are struggling to understand where it originated, how it is spread...

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...

Stopping all stations, Christians bear their faith

Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard, Jerusalem During Holy Week, even the simplest of pilgrimages can be an impossible journey.