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 An Australian man has been arrested in Lebanon on suspicion of having links to terrorist organisations, local media reported.
Ruth Pollard In a fresh test of the Iraqi Army's ability as a fighting force and the willingness of Sunni tribal leaders to work with the army's Shiite militia backers, Iraq has launched a high-risk attack on the...
Ruth Pollard Trapped in a state of civil war, Libyans had little reason to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the revolution that ended Muammar Gaddafi’s long dictatorship.
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...
Ruth Pollard Ain al-Hilweh – impoverished, deeply divided and with a reputation as Lebanon's most radical refugee camp – is on edge.
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
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...
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.
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.
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
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...
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...
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.
Ruth Pollard Retrial decision leaves the way open for the Egyptian president to deport the Australian journalist and his Egyptian-Canadian colleague.
Ruth Pollard Australian journalist Peter Greste and his al-Jazeera network colleagues have been granted a retrial by Egypt's Court of Cassation.
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.
Ruth Pollard Israel has reacted with fury, warning that it would "take steps in response".