Category: International

From Ferguson to Fallujah and from Kenya to Kiev, the Fifth Column presents the international news stories you won’t find anywhere else.

‘How can you say no?’

After nearly five years of war in Syria, its tiny neighbour Lebanon has the highest concentration of refugees in the world. But while an overstretched government is increasingly hostile, some Palestinian residents are bucking the trend, responding with great generosity – across the religious divide. Reem Haddad reports.

US: Restricting Solitary Confinement

Washington, DC (HRW) – In a report released last night, the United States Justice Department (DOJ) has called for a number of substantial reforms to the use of solitary confinement in the US, including banning solitary confinement for children. The report…