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 parliamentary session ends in chaos

Ruth Pollard Iraq’s first parliamentary session since its April elections – and since Islamic militants took control of its second-largest city and declared a new caliphate – descended into chaos after Kurdish...

Heavenly virgins hold no sway over freedom-fighting females

women uprising

Ruth Pollard ''I AM with the uprising of women in the Arab world because I would prefer to be free on this earth [than be] a heavenly virgin.''

Heavy fighting as rebels close in on Gaddafi and sons

A Libyan rebel walks in the Bab Al-Aziziya compound after rebels overran Muammar Gaddafi's Tripoli bastion.

Ruth Pollard TRIPOLI: Rebels say they have taken control of the Gaddafi stronghold of Abu Salim in the south of Tripoli after a night of intense fighting, as rumours continued to swirl that Muammar Gaddafi and...