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 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...
Ruth Pollard A gunman reportedly started the attack on the beach, spraying sunbathers with gunfire and sending terrified people racing for the hotel.
Ruth Pollard The UN has concluded both Israel and Palestine may have committed war crimes in their 50-day war in Gaza last year. So what now?
Ruth Pollard Syrian refugees Fairfax Media interviewed at the border said they were as worried by Kurdish militia as they were about Islamic State.
Ruth Pollard Syrian Kurdish fighters have cut the main supply and smuggling route used by Islamic State militants and reports were emerging overnight that the jihadist-held border town of Tel Abyad had also...
Ruth Pollard For these refugees there is no money for doctors or dentists, no chance of physiotherapy to correct the most basic childhood disabilities.
Ruth Pollard There is nowhere to left run for the civilians of Palmyra – the latest Syrian city to fall to the extremist Islamic State group.
Ruth Pollard The city of Ramadi – the capital of the Sunni-majority Anbar province that lies just 112 kilometres west of Baghdad, Iraq – is the first major city to fall to Islamic State militants...
Ruth Pollard Egypt has executed six men convicted of carrying out an attack on a checkpoint in the Sinai that killed several soldiers despite evidence at least three of accused were already in detention at the...
Ruth Pollard Fighting with sense of unity rarely seen in Syria's four-year-long civil war, a new coalition of opposition groups backed by the powerful regional alliance of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia has...
Ruth Pollard Israel's decision to use indiscriminate fire in residential neighbourhoods caused the deaths of hundreds of innocent civilians in last year's Gaza war, an investigation has found.
Ruth Pollard For each family there is a date. A moment when time stood still and a loved one disappeared.
Ruth Pollard In the midst of mounting death and destruction, the songs of two Palestinians are struggling to be heard.
Ruth Pollard The fate of 18,000 civilians trapped in the besieged Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria – now mostly controlled by the Islamic State – remains in the balance, with the United Nations...
Ruth Pollard Melbourne prosthetist Greg Halford says building limbs for amputees helps them to imagine a better future.
Ruth Pollard At least 40 people were killed on Monday and 200 wounded when an air strike hit al-Mazraq Camp for displaced people the country’s north.
Ruth Pollard For seven months, the Nasser family lived above an unexploded one-tonne bomb that crashed through their roof during last year's Gaza war.