Asia Pacific

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Three Catholic priests killed, one severely injured, in separate attacks in the country since December.

Philippine Catholic priests: 'They are killing us'

Albania

Albanian opposition demands prime minister to resign

Albania opposition stages rally with thousands accusing the government of having links to organised crime.

Albanian opposition demands prime minister to resign

US & Canada

US police make record-breaking drug bust in Nebraska

The $20m-worth of fentanyl, found in a hidden compartment of a truck, is enough to kill 26 million people, according to US drug enforcement officials.

Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

More than 30 alleged drug dealers killed in the past week in 'shootouts' with police amid rights activists' warnings.

Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown

Canada

Can Canada undo 'unjust' cannabis convictions?

Potential amnesty for those convicted of cannabis possession gains steam amid plans to legalise recreational marijuana.

Can Canada undo 'injustice' of cannabis possession convictions?

Al Jazeera Selects

Gangs: Beyond Drugs and Violence

Interrupting violence in South Africa, overcoming gang life in LA, and making peace in Ecuador's toughest streets.

Opinion

Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy

Sweeping criminal sanctions proposed in Indonesian parliament could worsen the country's drug problem.

Alfiana Qisthi

by Alfiana Qisthi
- Claudia Stoicescu

Alfiana Qisthi

Drugs

Trump wants death penalty for opioid dealers

'Toughness is the thing that they most fear.'

People & Power

America's Guns: Arming Mexico's Cartels

People and Power investigates how an astonishing flow of arms from the US has exacerbated crime and conflict in Mexico.

Opinion

US journalism students should undergo anti-overdose training

By learning how to respond to an overdose, we can better understand the crisis we will be covering - and save lives.

Samantha Maldonado

by Samantha Maldonado
- Graison Dangor

Samantha Maldonado

Drugs

Opium production in Afghanistan reaches record high

Despite US and international efforts to destroy poppy fields and opium production, unemployment and 16 years of war have driven an increase in both supply and demand in Afghanistan.

Philippines

Philippine drug war killed over 20,000, senator says

Rights group says report underscores need for a UN-led investigation into Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug policy.

Senator: Rodrigo Duterte's drug war has killed 20,000

Canada

Who is cashing in on Canada's marijuana 'Green Rush'?

As Canada aims to legalise marijuana, producers and some controversial players race to get a piece of the market.

Who is cashing in on Canada's marijuana 'Green Rush'?

Jordan

Jordan police raid 'Captagon factory' in drug bust

Reported to be the first raid of its kind in the country, Jordanian police seize several tonnes of drug substances.

Jordanian police raid facility in drug bust

Drugs

Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions?

In California, legalisation scheme allows people previously convicted of a marijuana offence to apply for resentencing.

Should US marijuana laws address past drug convictions?