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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"

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.