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 he toughest sanctions yet seem to be biting and cooler heads are calling for calm.
Ruth Pollard and Karen Kissane Ministers from 80 countries are preparing to meet in Tunis to discuss Syria's escalating crisis.
Ruth Pollard JERUSALEM: With Khader Adnan on the verge of death and an emergency High Court hearing on his case imminent, lawyers for the Palestinian hunger striker and Israel's Justice Ministry have struck a...
Ruth Pollard, Jerusalem Distinguished foreign correspondent and French photographer die during rocket attack in Homs.
Ruth Pollard in Jerusalem On the verge of death and with a last minute High Court hearing looming, Palestinian hunger striker Khader Adnan has struck a deal with Israel's Justice Ministry, his lawyers announced overnight.
Ruth Pollard, Jerusalem ''My dignity is more precious than food,'' said Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan as he started the 53rd day of his hunger strike.
Ruth Pollard ''MY DIGNITY is more precious than food,'' said a Palestinian prisoner, Khader Adnan, as he started the 53rd day of his hunger strike. That was 11 days ago; he is now perilously close to death.
Ruth Pollard, Beirut Syria has become a magnet for foreign fighters, with al-Qaeda aligned jihadists streaming across the border from Iraq and rebel soldiers from the Libyan city of Misrata crossing in from Turkey,...
Ruth Pollard, Beirut In a further escalation of international tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to announce new advances to its nuclear fuel program.
Ruth Pollard Tensions between Israel and Iran escalate sharply as the fallout from attacks deepen.
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, 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...