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 For seven months, the Nasser family lived above an unexploded one-tonne bomb that crashed through their roof during last year's Gaza war.
Ruth Pollard Yemen's Foreign Minister Riyadh Yaseen issues a call for Gulf countries to launch military intervention to halt Shiite fighters.
Ruth Pollard The diplomatic fallout has been swift, since Israel said yes to the man who said no to a Palestinian state.
Ruth Pollard Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party has pulled decisively ahead in Israel's bitterly contested election.
Israeli election: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urges voters to counter high Arab Israeli turnout in final, desperate push
Ruth Pollard The campaigning went down to the wire, with frantic text messages and Facebook videos from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to rally Israelis to re-elect him for fourth term.
Ruth Pollard The key parties and personalities in Israel's general election.
Ruth Pollard Anger and a sense of betrayal remains in Israel's frontier communities after last year's conflict with the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
Ruth Pollard An increasingly desperate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is rallying right-wing voters with expansive promises.
Ruth Pollard, Qamishli Amid the carnage of Syria's four-year civil war, Kurds are building their own state.
Ruth Pollard The body of Australian army reservist Ashley Johnston, who was killed fighting with Kurdish forces against Islamic State militants, has been handed over to family representatives in Turkey.
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.