Philippines

Philippine authorities 'getting away with murder' in drug war

Amnesty International questions conflicting number of suspects killed as government highlights latest accomplishments.

Philippine authorities 'getting away with murder' in drug war

Russia

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

World Anti-Doping Agency says Moscow tampered with lab data by planting fake evidence, deleting files linked to tests.

Russia banned from Olympic Games over doping scandal

Mexico

Mexico homicide record: 127 deaths reported in a single day

Unprecedented death toll raises questions about government's 'hugs not bullets' policy in tackling drug cartels.

AJ Impact

US prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Federal investigators in Brooklyn already sent subpoenas to four pharmaceutical firms and two drug distributors.

US prosecutors open criminal probe of opioid makers, distributors

Death penalty

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

In unanimous decision, Federal Court rules drug trafficking conviction of Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto unsafe.

Malaysia court overturns death penalty for Australian grandmother

Human Rights

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Vice president says she remains determined to stop drug killings after Duterte sacked her from key post after 19 days.

'Are you afraid?': Philippines' Robredo defiant over drugs war

Europe

Submarine packed with cocaine captured in Spain

Two of the crew were captured, but one managed to swim away and escape.

Submarine carrying $110m of cocaine captured in Spanish waters

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