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 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.
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...
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...
Ruth Pollard "When she hears the wind, she thinks it is shelling, when she hears a car drive along the road at night she thinks it is someone coming to take us," Umm Azzam says of her two-year-old daughter.
Ruth Pollard Lebanon has detained a wife and young son of Islamic State group chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed "caliph" of the brutal jihadist organisation, security and military sources say.
Ruth Pollard Israeli policy reignites debate about collective punishment of Palestinians.
Ruth Pollard In a city already deeply riven with sectarian tensions, the brutal slaughter of four rabbis in an ultra-Orthodox synagogue has pushed Jerusalem to the edge of what many fear could escalate into...
Ruth Pollard Describing his aid work as "the selfless acts of an individual who cared deeply about the plight of the Syrian people," the White House has confirmed the death of Abdul-Rahman "Peter" Kassig.
Ruth Pollard The Islamic State jihadist group is claiming to have executed US aid worker Peter Kassig as a warning to the United States.
Ruth Pollard Warning that the world was growing numb to the worsening crisis in Syria and Iraq, in which at least 13.
Ruth Pollard The guns have fallen silent in this city – for now – after the latest attempt by Islamic State and Nusra Front militants to gain a foothold in Lebanon's north failed to win any ground.
Ruth Pollard The fate of the self-proclaimed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi remains unclear, with rumours that he was wounded in a US air strike in Iraq still unconfirmed.
Ruth Pollard Islamic State militants have massacred 322 members of an Iraqi Sunni tribe killed in western Anbar province.
Ruth Pollard Islamic State militants shot dead 50 Sunni tribespeople in their third massacre in four days.
Ruth Pollard At the hospital near Suruc volunteers are worried. No injured have arrived in the last 12 hours and they fear patients may be dying at the border, prevented by Turkish military from making it to...
Ruth Pollard The shutters were closed tight at shops and businesses all over the Turkish city of Suruc on Thursday as the mostly Kurdish population gathered to mourn those who died fighting to save Kobane.