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Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka hiring hangmen, inspired by Philippines' war on drugs

Sri Lanka began advertising for hangmen this week, as the country's president pushes ahead with a hardline policy, modeled on the Philippines, to combat drug trafficking.

Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over drugs war

Duterte hit by new ICC complaint over drugs war

The 50-page complaint calls for President Rodrigo Duterte's indictment for what it describes as thousands of extrajudicial killings.

Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vow 'surgical and chilling' war on drugs, crime

Philippine police vowed on Monday to revamp and intensify a fight against crime and drugs, a week after President Rodrigo Duterte promised no letup in a bloody crackdown that has alarmed the international community.

Bangladesh drug war death toll hits 200: rights group

Bangladesh drug war death toll hits 200: rights group

The death toll from Bangladesh's contentious Philippines-style war on drugs since May has hit 200, a local rights group said Tuesday, with some 25,000 others imprisoned.

Philippine Congress backs body cameras for police in bloody war on drugs

Philippine Congress backs body cameras for police in bloody war on drugs

The Philippine Congress approved a bill that removes a proposed 900 million pesos ($17.87 million) for the police war on drugs, now that police are no longer leading the operation ...

Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino lawyers' group challenges Duterte's war on drugs

Filipino lawyers on Thursday announced a broad alliance to challenge President Rodrigo Duterte's 16-month war on drugs amid unprecedented scrutiny of the campaign ...

New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

Eighty percent of 1,200 Filipinos surveyed by pollster Pulse Asia late last month said they trust and approve of President Duterte slightly down from 81% and 82% respectively in its June survey.

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Duterte tells police to kill only if necessary in war on drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday backed police on the front lines of a war on drugs that he said would not cease, but warned officers their duty was to arrest suspects ...

Hundreds on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top critic

Hundreds on Philippine streets as Duterte jails top critic

More than 1,000 people took to the streets of Manila on Saturday to protest Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs, following the arrest of his most high-profile critic.

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

Top Philippine drug war critic arrested

The highest-profile critic of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal drug war was arrested Friday on charges she said were meant to silence her, but she vowed to keep fighting the "sociopathic serial killer".

Philippine Catholic Church slams 'reign of terror' behind war on drugs

Philippine Catholic Church slams 'reign of terror' behind war on drugs

The Philippines' Catholic Church assailed President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs for creating a "reign of terror" among the poor, in sermons read out at Saturday services that will be repeated to congregations across the country on Sunday.

Duterte keeps 'very good' rating after six months

Duterte keeps 'very good' rating after six months

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has retained a "very good" opinion poll rating after six months in office marked by surging deaths in his war on drugs.