United Nations

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Ministers on Friday agreed to regularly share intelligence and carry out more coordinated anti-trafficking operations.

Mekong countries and the UN join forces to fight drug scourge

Asia

Hundreds killed in Bangladesh drug crackdown: Amnesty

Amnesty International says Bangladesh authorities allegedly responsible for extrajudicial killings.

Thailand

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Drugs stashed in exercise equipment led authorities to a warehouse with more ready-to-be smuggled narcotics.

Thailand seizes 176kg of crystal meth in Japan-bound treadmills

Europe

Cocaine treasure hunters warned off French beaches

The tide is high, and so are the locals.

Cocaine treasure hunters warned off French beaches

Niger

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

As Niger struggles to contain illicit trade, agents cite violent episodes and say they have become 'prey' in the battle.

On the road with Niger's anti-drug trafficking squad

Opinion

How can Mexico break the cycle of violence?

The Mexican state is not strong enough to wage a war on the cartels or strike peace with them; so what is the solution?

Nicola Morfini

by Nicola Morfini

Nicola Morfini

Latin America

Colombia seeks murderers of indigenous leaders

It is believed a dissident faction of the now-demobilised FARC is responsible for the deaths of 10 people.

Bangladesh

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Special police staged raid on a beach in Cox's Bazar following tip that trawler carrying drugs would land there.

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul

Asia Pacific

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

Navarro was the 13th mayor killed in the Philippines by either police or unknown assailants since June 2016.

Mindanao mayor on Duterte's 'drug list' killed in Cebu

AJ Impact

Opioid settlement: The real cost of Teva's proposed drug giveaway

Israeli drugmaker's plan to give away opioid addiction treatments could be far cheaper than alternatives, review shows.

Opioid settlement: The real cost of Teva's proposed drug giveaway

United States

US opioid epidemic by numbers

From the number of deaths linked to overdoses to the number of lawsuits, a look at the scale of the US opioid crisis.

US opioid epidemic by numbers

AJ Impact

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of opioid trial

Four drug companies reportedly reached a last-minute legal settlement over their role in the opioid addiction epidemic.

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of opioid trial

AJ Impact

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

With negotiations not resolved before the scheduled start of court proceedings next week, the parties remain at odds.

Opioid settlement talks stall, with trial expected on Monday

AJ Impact

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals have also offered billions in settlements ahead of trials, Bloomberg reports.

Three drug firms in settlement talks over US opioid crisis - WSJ

Mexico

Mexico's Obrador faces anger after police killed in cartel ambush

Killing of 13 officers in Michoacan on Monday was followed by another shooting on Tuesday in Guerrero that left 15 dead.

Mexico's Obrador faces anger after police killed in cartel ambush