US Sec. of State Pompeo joins East Asia Summit in Bangkok

U.S. 08/02/19, 17:15

Foreign ministers from 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) and their key dialogue and strategic partners met in Bangkok on Friday for the 9th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which is part of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand. U.S. Secretary of ...

UN says methamphetamine output booming in Southeast Asia

Asia & Pacific 03/11/19, 20:05

Production of methamphetamine is skyrocketing in Southeast Asia, with prices dropping and usage expanding, the U.N.'s anti-drug agency said Monday.Even as seizures of the drug known as speed, ice and "ya ba" in its various forms reached a record high last year, street prices have dropped, indicating increased availability, said ...

Golden Triangle’s Drug Production Expands, Diversifies Amid Opioid Concerns

News 11/08/18, 03:47

JAKARTA — Organized crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle amid fears the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids like fentanyl, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Asia Pacific counter-narcotics police met in Myanmar's capital Naypyitaw on Wednesday ...

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