Gulf Times - ECUADOR
Ecuador's Carapaz conquers Giro d'Itala

Ecuador's Carapaz conquers Giro d'Itala

Richard Carapaz became the pride of Ecuador on Sunday after becoming the country's first cyclist to win the Giro d'Italia, in a journey that has taken him from riding a bicycle without tyres ...

Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

Strong 8.0-magnitude earthquake hits Peru

A powerful 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, killing one person and injuring 18 others as the shockwave extended into neighboring Ecuador.

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in jail for breaching a British court order seven years ago, when he took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden.

Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant

Assange will cooperate with Sweden, but fight US warrant

Julian Assange would cooperate with Swedish authorities if they reopen a rape case against him but will continue to resist any bid to extradite him to the United States, his lawyer said Sunday.

Assange charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy

Assange charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London on a US warrant charging him over his alleged role in a massive leak of military and diplomatic documents in 2010, the Justice Department said Thursday.

Ecuadorean president says Assange violated asylum terms

Ecuadorean president says Assange violated asylum terms

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday said that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has "repeatedly violated" the terms of his asylum in the Andean nation's London embassy, according to a local media interview.

Seventeen die in fire at Ecuador drug rehab clinic

Seventeen die in fire at Ecuador drug rehab clinic

At least 17 people died and 12 others were injured in a fire on Friday at a drug rehabilitation clinic in Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city, authorities said.

Ecuador keen on strengthening trade relations with Qatar

Ecuador keen on strengthening trade relations with Qatar

Ecuador has “prioritised” efforts to sign bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement with Qatar in view of exponentially improving prospects of economic relations between the two countries, especially after Hamad Port became operational.

Ecuador President Moreno arrives Thursday

Ecuador President Moreno arrives Thursday

President of Ecuador Lenin Boltaire Moreno Garces is arriving in Qatar Thursday on a three-day visit, ambassador Ivonne A-Baki said in Doha Wednesday.

Ecuador needs $550 million to help Venezuelans fleeing their country

Ecuador needs $550 million to help Venezuelans fleeing their country

Ecuadorian authorities have announced a need for some $550 Million to help Venezuelan citizens fleeing the economic crisis that has plagued their country for some time.

No extradition request for Assange, says Ecuador

No extradition request for Assange, says Ecuador

Ecuador said Wednesday it has received no extradition request for Julian Assange, which his lawyers have long cited as the reason the WikiLeaks founder has refused to leave its London embassy.

Assange sues Ecuador over 'fundamental rights'

Assange sues Ecuador over 'fundamental rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuador government Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy.