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 A multimillion-dollar medical tourism industry catering to Libyans has emerged in neighbouring countries, stripping the country's struggling health system of vital investment and blocking efforts to...
Ruth Pollard A decisive victory for the broad coalition of moderates over the Muslim Brotherhood appears increasingly likely.
Ruth Pollard The golden-coloured stallion with the four white socks is everywhere, rearing up on its hind legs and reaching towards the sky.
Ruth Pollard With voter registration as high as 80 per cent, Libyans went to the polls yesterday to vote in a 200-member congress to replace the National Transitional Council.
Ruth Pollard, Tripoli For 42 years, the only face Libyans saw looming over their future was Muammar Gaddafi's. Now the faces of thousands of candidates - many of them women - line the crowded streets of Tripoli as Libya...
Ruth Pollard Former detainees, torture victims and defectors reveal the torture secrets of the Assad regime.
Ruth Pollard Israel's second-longest serving prime minister, Yitzhak Shamir, has died aged 96.
Ruth Pollard In the face of a dramatically deteriorating conflict in Syria, major powers are set to meet in Geneva today to discuss a UN plan for an interim transitional government.
Ruth Pollard Israel's practice of holding Palestinian children in solitary confinement and its use of violence and coerced confessions in interrogations is again in the spotlight following a report by eminent...
Ruth Pollard Muslim Brotherhood candidate wins bitterly contested race for Egyptian presidency.
Ruth Pollard Too contaminated to drink and never in continuous supply because of daily power shortages, the water in Gaza is causing chronic health problems and contributing to high rates of child mortality.
Ruth Pollard in Amman A Syrian air force colonel has become the country's first senior military officer to defect in his aircraft, seeking asylum in Jordan after making an emergency landing in his MiG-21 fighter jet.
Ruth Pollard All eyes are on the increasingly frail King Abdullah, 88, as he prepares to choose a successor.
Ruth Pollard Instability has plagued the nation since the revolution that ended Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule
Ruth Pollard, Cairo For the Egyptians who fought so hard to unseat the regime that dominated their lives for 30 years, the results of the first round of the country's first free presidential election are unthinkable.
Ruth Pollard, Cairo Amid the chaos of the first-floor polling station in Cairo's working-class northern suburbs, an old woman made her way down the stairs, one painful step at a time.
Ruth Pollard, Cairo In busy Cairo cafes, in homes, workplaces and on baking hot streets across the country, Egyptians are openly debating who should be their next president.
Ruth Pollard After a tumultuous 15 months of revolution and protest, Egyptians are preparing to go to the polls in the country's first free presidential contest.
Ruth Pollard, Jerusalem Israel's accelerated program of settlement construction - considered illegal under international law - was threatening to 'make a two-state solution impossible', the European Union Foreign Affairs...
Ruth Pollard Israel has delivered a letter to Palestinian leader outlining its position on the peace process.