Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab Spring revolutions, the battle against the Islamic State, tensions in the West Bank, and Egypt's power struggle. Her job has taken her to Libya, Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Tunisia. Her feature writing won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.
Ruth Pollard As was the case 15 years ago, a political vacuum is being filled by violence between Israelis and Palestinians.
Ruth Pollard Syrian government forces launched a ground assault in the country's north-west, backed by Russian air strikes and cruise missiles fired from Russian warships stationed in the Caspian Sea, as Moscow's...
Ruth Pollard NATO called on Russia to immediately end air strikes on the "Syrian opposition and civilians" and condemned its incursions into Turkish airspace as Russian fighter jets ended a sixth day of attacks...
Ruth Pollard "You can say '100,000 people have died' in two seconds, but will take 72 hours to read all their names.
Ruth Pollard Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a scathing attack on the international community's acceptance of a nuclear deal with Iran, criticising the United Nations' "deafening silence" in...
Ruth Pollard Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has declared he is no longer bound by agreements signed with Israel and called on the United Nations to provide protection for Palestinians.
Ruth Pollard Russia launched its first air strikes in Syria on Wednesday, reportedly hitting opposition-held areas in the province of Homs rather than the Islamic State militants it says it is targeting in its...
Ruth Pollard Russia began bombing targets in Syria only days after President Vladimir Putin outlined Russia's worldview in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, his first in more than a decade.
Ruth Pollard Two Al Jazeera journalists who were jailed last month following a retrial for reporting false news are today home with their families after Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi issued a sudden...
Ruth Pollard A man whose music inspired those living in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus has fled to Europe.
Ruth Pollard Coalition air strikes in Syria are killing more civilians than are reported, writes Ruth Pollard.
Ruth Pollard As the West grapples with the most serious refugee crisis since World War II, there is deepening concern over the failure of oil-rich Gulf Arab states to open their doors to asylum seekers.
Ruth Pollard After they were rescued by the MY Phoenix, Fairfax Media met some of those who made that journey into the unknown, trying to find a safer, better life in Europe .
Ruth Pollard A voice crackles over the radio: "There are at least 30 deceased below deck."
Ruth Pollard Islamic State is persecuting Africans, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis, refugees say, as 50 people died and 3000 were saved in the latest rescue operation in the Med.
Ruth Pollard Fairfax Media foreign correspondent Ruth Pollard and photographer Kate Geraghty witness the refugee crisis firsthand aboard the MY Phoenix.
Ruth Pollard The "IS first" approach of the US-led coalition appears to leave no room for discussion about the war crimes the Assad regime is committing against its people.
Ruth Pollard A lost generation of Syrian children is living and working on the streets in the Middle East, going without education for years.
Ruth Pollard Medical care in besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria has gone back to the "Stone Age".
Ruth Pollard After weeks of protests and growing public anger, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced sweeping anti-corruption reforms.