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Middle East Correspondent Ruth Pollard has reported on the Arab 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, Tunisia and beyond and in 2014 she won a Walkley Award for her coverage of the war in Gaza.

Europeans open their hearts to vast numbers of the desperate

Europeans open their hearts to vast numbers of the desperate

More than 1 million refugees arrived in Europe in 2015, and were mostly met with kindness and empathy, writes Ruth Pollard.

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Gaza Strip's artists seek to rebuild hope in a society ruined by conflict

Gaza Strip's artists seek to rebuild hope in a society ruined by conflict

"When the war finished, the talk was all about rebuilding Gaza but there was no talk of rebuilding the people," says artist Majdal Nateel.

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Real battle for Iraq's future lies in Baghdad, not Ramadi

Real battle for Iraq's future lies in Baghdad, not Ramadi

Until the Iraqi government delivers on critical security and judicial reform, IS and groups like it cannot be vanquished.

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Australian citizen Evyatar Slonim jailed without charge in Israel extremism case

Australian citizen Evyatar Slonim jailed without charge in Israel extremism case

​In a small cell in a high-security wing of Eshel Prison in the Israeli city of Beersheba, a dual Australian-Israeli citizen is detained without charge or trial.

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Evyatar Slonim: Jewish terrorist or scapegoat for the state of Israel?

Evyatar Slonim: Jewish terrorist or scapegoat for the state of Israel?

In a small cell in a high-security wing of Eshel Prison in the Israeli city of Beersheba, a dual Australian-Israeli citizen is detained without charge or trial.

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Refugee crisis: 'What is the temperature of the water?'

Refugee crisis: 'What is the temperature of the water?'

As the inky black sea swirls beneath us and the storm clouds gather above, Abu Jabar turns to me and asks: "what is the temperature in the water?"

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Syrians crushed to death between Turkish and Russian armed camps

Syrians crushed to death between Turkish and Russian armed camps

Turkey's decision to down a Russian warplane is just the latest in a series of decisions that put its national interests ahead of fighting Islamic State's menace.

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Turkmen in Syria find themselves in Russian cross hairs after plane downed

Turkmen in Syria find themselves in Russian cross hairs after plane downed

"You can hear the sounds of the attacks, it is all around us," Mohamed said, a day after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane over this border area following accusations it had violated Turkish airspace.

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Russian fighter jet downing: NATO to convene emergency meeting in Brussels

Russian fighter jet downing: NATO to convene emergency meeting in Brussels

NATO is preparing to convene an emergency meeting in Brussels overnight as tensions between Turkey and Russia intensified after Turkey confirmed two of its F-16s downed a Russian fighter jet they said violated Turkish airspace.

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Aleppo's doctors and nurses face Syrian barrel bombs, detention and torture: report

Aleppo's doctors and nurses face Syrian barrel bombs, detention and torture: report

They live in constant fear of the next attack, operating with little in the way of equipment or medication, often forced to turn out the lights at their hospital and work in darkness to avoid another bombing raid.

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New Islamic State video threatens a Paris-style attack on Washington

New Islamic State video threatens a Paris-style attack on Washington

As the world comes to grips with the idea that Islamic State is determined to expand its reach well beyond Iraq and Syria, the terrorist group reportedly released a new video warning that the United States' capital was now in its sights.

  • by Ruth Pollard