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 John Kerry's visit to Cairo seems likely to focus on security at the expense of Egypt's many human rights problems.
Ruth Pollard There was no announcement from the court. No judge's associate fronted the assembled defendants, lawyers and embassy representatives to inform them the verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera...
Ruth Pollard Ruth Pollard is in Cairo for the retrial of Australian journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues on terrorism charges. Follow her live tweets here.
Ruth Pollard With his career as a foreign correspondent on the line and his two colleagues facing the prospect of further jail time, Australian journalist Peter Greste is facing an anxious wait as a Cairo court...
Ruth Pollard A joint US-Turkey plan to create an Islamic State-free strip of Syrian territory looks set to go ahead, but details remain sketchy.
Ruth Pollard On a harsh, rocky slice of the windswept south Hebron Hills, 340 Palestinians and hundreds of international and Israeli supporters are fighting to stop a demolition.
Ruth Pollard For the first time, Turkish jets have attacked IS positions in Syrian territory, while its attacks on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party in the north of Iraq are the first in four years.
Ruth Pollard It's a 'turning point in the war in Syria' but it has caused unprecedented levels of destruction and death among the innocent.
Ruth Pollard Syrians are asking why none of the US-led coalition's firepower is protecting civilians from the force that is causing the most harm: the Assad regime.
Ruth Pollard Iran and six major powers have reached an agreement that places limits on Iran's nuclear program in return for lifting sanctions that have crippled its economy. What impact will it have?
Ruth Pollard Arms control experts say the agreement — known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action — establishes an effective formula for blocking all pathways by which Iran could acquire material...
Ruth Pollard Iranian and American negotiators have reached a deal to curb Iran's nuclear program.
Ruth Pollard Israel has admitted that two of its citizens have been missing in Gaza for months amid signs it was attempting to negotiate with Hamas for their release.
Ruth Pollard In the last two months, IS has began publishing photographs depicting shops on the street and corner ice cream parlours along with descriptions of economic prosperity in areas under its control.
Ruth Pollard It took some effort but the chief ISIS recruiter was eventually found to be the local dentist who had blackmailed young clients to join groups, Ruth Pollard reveals.
Ruth Pollard A second Australian man has reportedly died fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria, less than two months after he joined the battle against the Islamic State group.
Ruth Pollard The hotel is now a crime scene, its gates from the beach padlocked, but a handful of guests who have chosen to continue their stay remain inside.
Ruth Pollard While Syria's civilian protests to overthrow the regime Bashar al-Assad descended into a years-long civil war, Libya's militia retained a stranglehold on much of the country and Egypt threw out its...
Ruth Pollard It was at one of these unlicensed mosques in the city of Kairouan that the Islamic State-inspired gunman Seifeddine Rezgui is believed to have been exposed to the radical teachings that fuelled...
Ruth Pollard Just days after the Islamic State group urged its supporters to martyr themselves in deadly Ramadan attacks, a series of bloody assaults on a tourist beach in Tunisia, a Shiite mosque in Kuwait and a...