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  1. Into the war zone

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... account of the drug-cartel-fuelled violence that threatens to engulf Mexico brings the reader uncomfortably close to the rivers of blood in which its citizens are drowning. Provocatively, ... narrative, turning away from the violence will not prevent its escalation. Comprehend it we must, for the Mexican drug war is a case study in the way mafia capitalism has morphed into a criminal ...

  2. Drugs and guns

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by Torgeir Norling

    ... that the most lucrative business in the Wa hills was the production and sale of illegal drugs, a trade that had long vexed the CPB. ...

  3. Drugs, greed and fanaticism threaten Kabul's poll plans

    Posted Dec 08th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Afghanistan's fast track to fair elections risks derailment from drug-funded militias and a re-emerging Taleban, writes Maseeh Rahman Article Seven of Afghanistan's newly drafted ... a boom in opium production this year. In an unprecedented 28 of the country's 32 provinces, poppy farmers, along with drug traffickers, earned about US$2.5 billion from a bumper crop ...

  4. Focus on terror, not drugs

    Posted Oct 27th 2004, 12:00am by Ted Galen Carpenter

    ... Ted Galen Carpenter The war on drugs is interfering with the US effort to destroy al-Qaeda and the Taleban in Afghanistan. American officials increasingly want to eradicate drugs, as well ... 75 per cent of the world's opium supply. During the civil war between the Taleban and the Northern Alliance in the 1990s, both sides were extensively involved in the drugs trade. Since ...

  5. PLA eyes 'Night Eagle' to make army of night owls

    Posted Oct 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing and Minnie Chan The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has opened up a new front in the war against sleep. It has developed a drug that can keep its soldiers awake and active for as long as 72 hours, state television reported yesterday. But its scientists didn't disclose its ingredients. The anti-sleep drug- called Night Eagle- was unveiled as one of 600 ...

  6. Corrections & clarifications

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The headline 'HKU researchers develop cheaper, more accurate method of testing hair for drug use' on C1 yesterday incorrectly identified the researchers. It should have said 'HKUST researchers'. The source of the graphic 'Minding their language' on C3 yesterday should have been Chinese University. ...

  7. Deaths preventable, says WHO

    Posted Oct 11th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee Suicide 'is a huge but largely preventable' public health problem, causing almost half of all violent deaths and resulting in almost 1 million deaths a year, as well as economic costs in the billions of dollars, according to the World H ...

  8. Suspected heroin dealer detained

    Posted Feb 09th 2011, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Police arrested a suspected drug trafficker, 25, and seized 1.7 kilograms of what they believe is heroin with an estimated street value of HK$1.2 million during an operation in Tsuen Wan yesterday. The arrest was made after officers from the narcotics bureau received a tip-off and raided a flat in Tak Wah Street at about 1pm. Police also seized packaging equipment. ...

  9. Air conditioner thrown from flat

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong A man admitted throwing an air conditioner from his rented room in Hung Hom and setting the curtains alight because he was under the influence of drugs. In the District Court yesterday, Hui Man-pow, 32, pleaded guilty to one count of throwing an object from a building and a count of arson. Sentencing was adjourned to March 11. ...

  10. News - World

    Briefs, September 20, 2012

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the city of Rustenburg. Reuters Wanted drug trafficker arrested in Venezuela BOGOTA- One of Colombia's most wanted drug traffickers was captured in neighbouring Venezuela with the help ... monopoly Pemex installations in Tamaulipas, a state plagued by drug gang violence. Pemex's top executive said the fire appeared to be an accident. Reuters Chicago teachers agree to end strike ...




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