Ruth Pollard

Ruth Pollard

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.

Egypt conducts second wave of strikes against Islamic State in Libya in retaliation for mass beheading of Christians

Ruth Pollard Egypt conducted a second wave of air strikes against the Islamic State in Libya in retaliation for the massacre of 21 Egyptian Christians who were lined up on Libya’s Mediterranean coast and...

Palestinian camp in Lebanon named as one corner of jihadist 'death triangle'

Shadi Mawlawi is borne aloft by his supporters in Tripoli, northern Lebanon, in May 2012. He is now believed to be hiding in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp.

Ruth Pollard Ain al-Hilweh – impoverished, deeply divided and with a reputation as Lebanon's most radical refugee camp – is on edge.

Freed Greste won't be silent on jailed colleagues

Peter Greste in Larnaca on Wednesday, before his flight to Australia.

Ruth Pollard Peter Greste still finds the abruptness of his freedom hard to believe. But he is determined to do a great deal with it.

Australian journalist Peter Greste speaks of euphoria at release and concern for colleagues still imprisoned in Egypt

Mixed feelings about leaving his colleagues behind: Peter Greste (right) and co-defendants, Al-Jazeera English producer Baher Mohamed, left, Canadian-Egyptian acting Cairo bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, centre.

Ruth Pollard Larnaca, Cyprus: Australian journalist Peter Greste has spoken for the first time since being released from an Egyptian prison, describing conflicting feelings of "relief" at his freedom and an...

Peter Greste freed from Egyptian jail

Al-Jazeera English correspondent Peter Greste, second right, smiles as he and bureau chief Mohamed Fahmy, center, producer Baher Mohamed, center left, stand in a courtroom along with several other defendants during their trial on terror charges, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, March 31, 2014. Two Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt have directly asked with the judge to release them. Australian Peter Greste and Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy are among three journalists and 17 others who are facing terrorism-related charges, based on accusations by authorities that they provided a platform to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group of ousted President Mohammed Morsi.  (AP Photo/Sarah El Deeb)Click to play video

Ruth Pollard Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been freed and deported from Egypt after 400 days behind bars reports Middle East correspondent Ruth Pollard.

Peter Greste case: how a temporary assignment became a 13-month ordeal

An odyssey: Australian journalist Peter Greste ended up being sentenced to seven years in jail in Egypt.

Ruth Pollard No stranger to conflict zones, Peter Greste arrived in Cairo 13 months ago for what he thought was a simple assignment: filling in for a colleague over the Christmas break.

Jailed Australian al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste on way home from Egypt

Australian a-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been deported to Australia.

Ruth Pollard Al-Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has been deported to his native Australia, Egypt's state news agency reported.

Israel threatens Hezbollah with full-scale conflict as cross-border shelling leaves UN peacekeeper and two Israeli soldiers dead

Israeli soldiers carry their injured comrade after an anti-tank missile hit an army vehicle in an occupied area on the border with Lebanon.

Ruth Pollard In the most significant escalation of tensions since the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war, cross-border missile attacks have left a United Nations peacekeeper dead in Lebanon and killed two Israeli soldiers...

Hezbollah buries fighters killed in Syria by Israeli strike, UN peacekeepers brace for retaliation

Stretched: Hezbollah leader  Hassan Nasrallah is sending fighters to Syria to back up the army of President Bashar al-Assad as well as fending off Sunni Islamist militants in Lebanon's north.

Ruth Pollard Thousands turned out on the streets of southern Beirut to mourn the death of a young Hezbollah fighter – one of at least six killed in a suspected Israeli air strike on a convoy in the Syrian...

Hayat Boumeddiene's easy route: How terrorists slip through Turkey into Syria

Likely in Syria: Hayat Boumeddiene in a French police photo.

Ruth Pollard, Middle East Correspondent Turkey's border with Syria is a vital supply route for those fighting on the front lines to try to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Peter Greste applies for a presidential decree to free him before retrial

Al-Jazeera journalists Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste appear in a Cairo court in March, 2014.

Ruth Pollard Retrial decision leaves the way open for the Egyptian president to deport the Australian journalist and his Egyptian-Canadian colleague.

Egypt court orders retrial for Peter Greste and Al-Jazeera colleagues

From left, jailed journalists Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and Peter Greste in a Cairo court in March 2014.

Ruth Pollard Australian journalist Peter Greste and his al-Jazeera network colleagues have been granted a retrial by Egypt's Court of Cassation.

Families of Greste and Jazeera colleagues in anxious appeal wait

Ruth Pollard As the security situation in Cairo deteriorated around him and his team, Peter Greste's last piece to camera before he was arrested a year ago was ominous.

Palestine takes steps to join International Criminal Court

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Ruth Pollard Israel has reacted with fury, warning that it would "take steps in response".

Living in fear of lethal spillover from the Syrian war, Lebanese villagers brace for the worst

Sheikh Mosaad Negm and his father outside the mosque in Hasbaya.

Ruth Pollard As the battles in Syria creep closer to southern Lebanon, residents in the predominantly Sunni Muslim town of Shebaa and in nearby Druze villages live in a state of near-perpetual anxiety.

Turkey media arrests pure 'political vengeance'

Clampdown: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is accusing his political enemies of

Ruth Pollard Just days before the first anniversary of a bribery investigation that rocked the Erdogan government, at least 23 journalists, scriptwriters, directors and police officers were rounded up, accused of...

Palestinian Authority condemns death of government minister at protest

Palestinian minister Ziad Abu Ein (centre) argues with Israeli soldiers as they prevent him from crossing to Al-Shuhada Street in the West Bank city of Hebron on November 29.

Ruth Pollard Pressure is building on the Palestinian Authority to suspend all security cooperation with Israel after a Palestinian government minister died following an altercation with Israeli soldiers at a...