Asia

Inspired by Duterte, Sri Lanka to resume executions

After visit to the Philippines, president says he is committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders.

Sri Lanka to resume executions of drug convicts: Sirisena

Mexico

Mexico to spend $20m on search for the missing

Government to create new forensic institute and dedicate $20m to identify Mexico's estimated 40,000 missing people.

Crime

Jury to begin deliberations in trial of drug lord 'El Chapo'

After 200 hours of testimony over nearly three months, the Mexican drug lord faces the prospect of life behind bars.

Jury to begin deliberations in trial of drug lord 'El Chapo'

Middle East

After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin

High levels of unemployment and poverty in Iraq lead to an alarming rise in heroin addiction.

Drugs

Americans 'more likely' to die of opioid overdose than car crash

Opioid overdose has become the fifth most probable reason for preventable death, according to a new report.

Americans 'more likely' to die of opioid overdose than car crash

Asia Pacific

Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church

Controversial president says his country's bishops are 'sons of b*****s' and 'most of them are gay'.

Philippines' Duterte launches new tirade against Catholic Church

Myanmar

Myanmar cracking down on opium, but conflicts push drug trade

UN report shows less land being used to grow opium poppies, but conflicts hampering eradication programme.

Myanmar cracking down on opium, but conflicts push drug trade

Philippines

Philippines 'narco-politician' killed in anti-drug raid

Ex-Parang town mayor accused of illegal drug trade fatally shot by police in alleged exchange of fire in Catobata City.

Former Philippine mayor, brother killed in anti-drug raids

Philippines

Locked up: Inside Manila City Jail

Al Jazeera investigates what life is like inside one of the world's most congested jails.

101 East

The Philippines: Locked Up

How the war on drugs is pushing Filipino jails to breaking point as they operate at 600 percent their capacity.

Opinion

A long-awaited turning point in Duterte's bloody drug war

A landmark court ruling in the Philippines could be the beginning of a major pushback against police abuses.

Richard Javad Heydarian

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Richard Javad Heydarian

Colombia

Pablo Escobar's legacy 25 years on: Tributes and disgust

On December 2, 1993, Pablo Escobar was killed, ending the life of one of the world's most notorious outlaws.

Philippines

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Ruling is the first conviction for police killings in the Philippines drug crackdown that's claimed thousands of lives.

Philippine court jails police officers for drug-war murder

Malaysia

Malaysia death penalty abolition opens door to drug policy review

Campaign to legalise use of medical cannabis gathers momentum in the country known for draconian approach to drugs.

Malaysia death penalty abolition opens door to drug policy review

Drugs

US trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' to begin amid heavy security

Nearly two years after his extradition, the long-awaited trial of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is set to begin in New York.

US trial of Mexico's 'El Chapo' to begin amid heavy security