The White House has announced a partial lifting of sanctions on Burma in recognition of progress in its democratic transition.
Opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan decreased 19 percent in 2015, compared to the previous year, according to the latest Afghanistan Opium Survey figures released Oct. 14 by the Afghan Ministry of Counter Narcotics and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (U...
Laos was once a major opium producer—and now production is growing again after eradication efforts had dramatically slashed it. But this time around, authorities may take a more tolerant and realistic approach.
The opium business in Afghanistan has only become more bustling and more popular. See the latest statistics from the United Nations reports about poppy cultivation in the war-torn country.
March 13, police in Tajikistan burned more than 722.3 kilograms of seized drugs, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. The destroyed substances included 43 kilos of heroin and 11.2 kilos of opium.