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Iran parliament softens drug death penalty laws

TEHRAN: Iran's parliament passed a long-awaited amendment to its drug trafficking laws on Sunday, raising the thresholds that can trigger capital punishment and potentially saving the lives of many on death row. The bill must still be…

Illegal drugs market ‘thriving’: UN

VIENNA: The global narcotics market is "thriving", with production of cocaine and opium substances soaring and opioids wreaking havoc, the UN crime and drugs agency said Thursday in a gloomy annual assessment. "As the report... clearly…

Saudi executes three Pakistanis for heroin smuggling

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia on Sunday executed three Pakistani nationals convicted of smuggling heroin, bringing the number of executions in the kingdom to 26 this year.  The state-run SPA news agency said the three had been found guilty of…