AJ Impact

'It is time to stop vaping': 6th US death linked to lung illness

Health officials have yet to fault specific e-cigarette device as potential cause in outbreak of major health problems.

'It is time to stop vaping': 6th US death linked to lung illness

AJ Impact

US doctors urge public to quit vaping as deaths, illnesses rise

The American Medical Association has discouraged e-cigarette use until scientists better understand their effects.

US doctors urge public to quit vaping as deaths, illnesses rise

AJ Impact

Serious lung illnesses linked to vaping products, says CDC

Officials say people should avoid using e-cigarettes and THC products while they investigate the cause of lung problems.

Serious lung illnesses linked to vaping products, says CDC

AJ Impact

China says it only has 'limited' cooperation with US on fentanyl

China denies that it is the source of most of the drug entering the United States illegally.

China says it only has 'limited' cooperation with US on fentanyl

People & Power

West Africa's Opioid Crisis

In Nigeria, prescription drugs are being taken in life-threatening doses by millions in search of a fix.

Sport

Al Jazeera uncovers doping among leading Kenyan athletes

The country's officials say they are doing their best to stop it, but banned drugs - such as the blood-booster EPO - are easily available.

Malaysia

Drugs worth $161m seized in Malaysia's biggest haul

The seized drugs - 3,200kg cocaine and 467kg ketamine - came from Ecuador and Pakistan, respectively.

Drugs worth $161m seized in Malaysia's biggest haul

Mexico

'Historic step': Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine use

Mexico City court allows two people to use cocaine recreationally in the first ruling of its kind in the country.

'Historic step': Mexico judge approves recreational cocaine use

Mexico

3 journalists killed in Mexico in less than a week

Mexico, considered one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist, has witnessed 10 such deaths this year.

3 journalists killed in Mexico in less than a week

Crime

Why are troops on the streets of Cape Town?

Effectiveness of police under scrutiny as soldiers fan out across ten precincts of South African city.

Why are troops on the streets of Cape Town?

Inside Story

Has Rodrigo Duterte delivered on his promises?

The Philippines president calls for death penalty as part of his crackdown on drugs.

Afghanistan

'Hashish is nothing. All anyone wants now is tablet k'

Users describe why they are increasingly addicted to so-called tablet k pills, a drug that officials know little about.

'It's something we use for fun': A new street drug in Afghanistan

Kashmir

'We received patients as young as eight': Kashmir's drug problem

Boys and young men are turning to hard drugs such as heroin, as efforts to raid poppy fields do little to stem crisis.

'We received patients as young as eight': Kashmir's drug problem

United States

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

The notorious drug cartel boss was found guilty on multiple conspiracy counts in an epic drug-trafficking case.

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman sentenced to life in prison

Philippines

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?

UN to investigate alleged human rights abuses, extrajudicial killings in anti-drug campaign.

What is the human cost of Duterte's drug war?