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.
Ruth Pollard BEIRUT: Tensions between Israel and Iran have escalated sharply as the fallout from Monday's co-ordinated attacks on Israeli embassies in India and Georgia deepened.
Ruth Pollard Tensions between Israel and Iran escalate sharply as the fallout from attacks deepen.
Ruth Pollard, Wadi Khaled A soldier takes his family to safety before he returns to action.
Ruth Pollard, Tripoli The subdued, early morning, grey-blue sky is mesmerisingly calm on the live webcam that is trained across the rooftops of the besieged Syrian city of Homs.
Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent The United Nations has flagged the possibility of a joint UN-Arab League mission to Syria.
Ruth Pollard, Beirut Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was due to arrive in Damascus overnight to urge Syrian President Bashar al-Assad towards a political settlement.
Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent Violence feared after second UN resolution against Syria's regime fails to pass.
Ruth Pollard EGYPT'S newly elected Parliament is struggling to deal with the aftermath of another night of mass protests and a bloody show of force from riot police in which two people died and nearly 400 were...
Ruth Pollard Five more sessions of talks between Israel and the Palestinians have ended without progress.
Ruth Pollard, Cairo The United Nations Security Council is preparing to discuss a new resolution from the Arab League that calls for President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
Ruth Pollard CROWDS of protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to mark the first anniversary of Egypt's revolution, as the country's ruling military council announced a partial end to the emergency rule that has...
Ruth Pollard Protesters gathered in Tahrir Square to commemorate the first anniversary of Egypt's revolution.
Ruth Pollard CAIRO: Egypt's newly elected MPs were due to sit yesterday for the first time since Hosni Mubarak was deposed just under a year ago, in a People's Assembly dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood's...
Ruth Pollard, Cairo Newly elected parliament expected to sit overnight for the first time since President Hosni Mubarak was deposed just under a year ago.
Ruth Pollard Ramallah It is no wonder these women love to drive - speeding is the antithesis to their experience of life under the occupation.
Ruth Pollard Betty Saadeh pulls up to the kerb in her modified, deep-red Volkswagen Golf GTI, dark aviator sunglasses, styled blonde hair and flawless make-up.
Ruth Pollard The blogger and human rights activist known as the Tunisian Girl cuts a diminutive figure amid the chaos of demonstrations outside the parliament in Tunis.
Ruth Pollard The Nightmare Group of cyber activists disrupt access to key Israeli websites.
Ruth Pollard A 20 per cent rise in settlement construction across the West Bank and East Jerusalem in the past year has taken land critical to the creation of a Palestinian state and placed a two-state solution...
Ruth Pollard A twenty per cent rise in settlement construction across the West Bank and East Jerusalem over the past year has taken land critical to the creation of a Palestinian state.