Latin America

Colombia's drug trade: Efforts to eradicate coca cultivation

Colombia tries new tactics to stop the illicit drug trade, but some people say they could do more harm than good.

Opinion

Can AMLO end Mexico's devastating drug wars?

AMLO's campaign promises of amnesty fall short of the reality of the country he is about to take the helm of.

Carli Pierson

by Carli Pierson

Carli Pierson

Philippines

Philippines' Duterte vows to continue 'chilling' war on drugs

President Rodrigo Duterte says bloody anti-narcotics offensive is far from over as protesters call for his resignation.

Philippines

'Killers have no fear of God or respect for human life'

Vice mayor from Mindanao killed on Wednesday making him the fifth local official killed in the Philippines in July.

'Killers have no fear of God or respect for human life'

Asia Pacific

Second Philippine town mayor shot dead in two days

Mayor Ferdinand Bote from northern province was assassinated in an ambush one day after killing of another mayor.

Assassination of second Philippine town mayor caught on camera

Philippines

Philippine mayor's assassination caught on video

Mayor Halili led a controversial campaign parading drug suspects in his city, but is also accused of drug links himself.

Philippine Mayor Antonio Halili assassinated during ceremony

REWIND

Race, Crime and Despair in Baltimore

An investigation into soaring homicide rates, a failed war on drugs and urban despair in the US city of Baltimore.

United Kingdom

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

Billy Caldwell obtained the cannabis in Canada to help control his epileptic seizures.

UK returns confiscated medical cannabis to epileptic boy

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