Ecuadorian Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo said a "close associate" of Assange had been arrested "for investigative purposes"
Assange's complicated, almost decade long case came to a turning point today, when he was arrested in London as the U.S. seeks his extradition
Assange is wanted in the US over an investigation into WikiLeaks' leaking of classified documents concerning the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The US Department of Justice said the charge related specifically to conspiracy to commit computer intrusion with US whistleblower Chelsea Manning.
The organisation said individuals had threatened to leak the private documents, videos and audio gathered on its founder, Julian Assange.
Assange has been holed up inside Ecuador's London embassy since 2012.
Guaido is risking arrest with his return after he ignored a court-imposed travel ban and toured Latin American countries to boost support for his campaign to oust Maduro.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is meeting with German politicians today.
"There is a path for Mr Assange to take the decision to exit into near freedom," said President Lenin Moreno.
A court in Ecuador has rejected Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's lawsuit and ruled that he must abide by the London embassy's new rules.
The move comes as Assange is still being sheltered at the country’s UK embassy.
A remote Andean village in Ecuador celebrates the peculiar "collective suicide" ritual of migratory birds into their sacred lake.
Romanian-Canadian adventurer Radu Paltineannu cycled 34,000 kms across the Americas. ALong the way he slept in some pretty unusual places: an Alaskan wooden church, a Mexican prison cell and a Bolivian volcano top among others.
Venezuelans hoping to travel through Ecuador camped outside the border yesterday after the government introduced tighter entry requirements.
They were allowed into Ecuador using national ID cards.
With the influx of immigrants on the rise, the government wants to see passports, something many don'
Former president Rafael Correa, accused of kidnapping a political opponent in 2012, denies all charges
Chile has said it will host the next meeting between the Colombian government and the country's last major rebel army, the ELN.
Police have not revealed the nationality or identities of the two individuals, but said they likely fainted or were ejected after takeoff
Britain’s Foreign Office, who rejected Ecuador’s request to grant diplomatic status to Assange, said the only way to resolve the issue is for Assange to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and face justice.
Ecuador's foreign minister has spoken out against the WikilLeaks founder's situation. The South American country is now considering engaging a third-party mediator to end the impasse with the UK.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is under fire once again - this time from the government of Ecuador.
You will return home with the best souvenir: the satisfaction of knowing you made a difference.
In a surprise announcement the ruling Country Alliance party, which won Sunday's election, called on the National Electoral Council for an immediate vote recount.
Supporters of conservative Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso clashed with police in the streets of Guayaquil on Sunday April 2, after it appeared leftist Lenin Moreno was poised to win
Former banker Guillermo Lasso is set to face narrow defeat but has already announced he disputes the result
Leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno has claimed victory in Ecuador’s closely fought presidential election, but the right-wing challenger has disputed the result and called for a…
The presidential race in Ecuador is to go to a second round run-off between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.
There have been protests in Ecuador after vote counting in the country’s presidential election dragged into a third day.