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Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed.

Ecuador's ex president arrested for second time

Ecuador's ex president arrested for second time

Ecuador's ex-president Abdala Bucaram was arrested on Wednesday for the second time in just over two months, the public prosecutor said, this time accused of links to organized crime.

Ecuador Independence Day celebrated in Doha

Ecuador Independence Day celebrated in Doha

The Ecuadorian embassy in Doha marked the 211th anniversary of Ecuador’s First Call of Independence, highlighting its strong bilateral relations with Qatar.

Amazon tribe releases hostages after body of leader returned

Amazon tribe releases hostages after body of leader returned

Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus, the government said on Saturday.

Police collect nearly 800 bodies from Ecuador's virus epicenter

Police collect nearly 800 bodies from Ecuador's virus epicenter

Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus outbreak, after the disease overwhelmed emergency services, hospitals and funeral parlours.

Amir honours envoys of Turkey, Ecuador

Amir honours envoys of Turkey, Ecuador

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani met at his Amiri Diwan office on Sunday with the outgoing ambassadors of Turkey and Ecuador Fikret Ozar and Ivonne Abdul Baki respectively.

Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises

Scientists to search for relatives of extinct Galapagos tortoises

A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands will spend ten days searching for relatives of two tortoise species believed to be extinct, including those of the archipelago's Lonesome George ...

Attorney-General signs pact with Ecuador

Attorney-General signs pact with Ecuador

HE the Attorney-General Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri on Saturday signed an agreement, on co-operation in the field of combating corruption, with the Anti-Corruption Secretariat ...

Qatar-Ecuador trade growing fast, says Ecuador vice president

Qatar-Ecuador trade growing fast, says Ecuador vice president

Ecuador Vice President Otto Sonneholzener said the trade relationship between Qatar and his country is growing fast.

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures adopted to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest wave of violence ...

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

Amazon countries discuss strategy for preservation of rainforest

The measures "will have to be taken not only by the Amazon countries, but also by the nations in the region and the international community in general"