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 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".
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.