Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, on its way from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed on March 10, 2019, shortly after taking off. The plane, which went down near Bishoftu, in Ethiopia, was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. The airline has said that there are no survivors. Ethiopian state media reported that the “black box” flight recorder has been found. Take a look at some photos from the scene. Continue reading Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Gulnara Karimova: new details emerge in story of Uzbekistan’s first daughter

“Gulnara Karimova remains hated and reviled by many Uzbeks for her well-documented corruption and obliviousness to the real struggles of ordinary people, but even she deserves due process,” said Steve Swerdlow, Central Asia researcher for Human Rights Watch. He said the Uzbek authorities should provide transparency over the details of the case against her, and ensure Karimova regular access to a lawyer. Continue reading Gulnara Karimova: new details emerge in story of Uzbekistan’s first daughter