Staff and customers at an Ethiopian Airlines check-in desk at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Face masks are everywhere in Bole International Airport, in Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Friends lift them to talk to each other; children wear them(...)

Desert locusts in northern Kenya: small planes flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides. Photograph: Ben Curtis

Karimi Phides was inside her home when the first swarm of locusts came two weeks ago. The 25-year-old heard a buzzing and ran to the door. “They made (...)

Christine Ryan with a photograph of her son Michael at home in Lahinch, Co Clare. Photograph Eamon Ward

Airline manufacturer Boeing must suffer criminal punishment for the failures that led to two crashes of its 737 Max aircraft, the Irish mother of one (...)

The 737 Max has been grounded since March after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed.

Boeing on Thursday released hundreds of internal messages that contained harshly critical comments about the development of the 737 Max, including one(...)

Boeing plans to halt production of its grounded 737 Max in January. Photograph: Bloomberg

An Irish-based aircraft leasing company that buys and leases planes is suing Boeing in the US to void contracts for almost two dozen 737 Max aircraft (...)

Bujumbura International Airport: Sally Hayden’s flight was diverted there when a man locked himself in the bathroom,  claiming to have a bomb. Photograph: M Torres

The aircraft was already on the ground when the pilot made the announcement. “This is an emergency,” he said, his voice unnaturally high-pitched. He t(...)

US safety regulators have called on Boeing to redesign the protective covering of engines on its older 737 aircraft to prevent a repeat of the fatal a(...)

Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at a  Boeing facilities in Washington, US.

Turkey’s SunExpress announced on Monday it is buying an additional 10 Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft on top of 32 already ordered, endorsing the US planema(...)

Family members hold photos of the victims of Boeing 737 Max crashes on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Sarah Silbiger/Reuters

As the impeachment probe continued to dominate attention in Washington this week, the US Capitol was home to another important congressional inquiry. (...)

President and CEO of Boeing Dennis Muilenburg testifies during a House committee hearing on the Boeing 737 Max, at Capitol Hill, US. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Boeing chief executive Dennis Muilenburg was grilled by a US congressional committee on Tuesday about the company’s safety culture in light of two cra(...)

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