World Bulletin / News Desk
Ecuador's deputy foreign minister said his government expects to make a decision on Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's asylum application within the next 24 hours, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) reported on Thursday.
Assange, seeking political asylum in Ecuador's embassy in London, faces arrest if he emerges for breaching bail terms imposed while he battles attempts to extradite him to Sweden, British police said.
"We still can't make a final decision public yet until tomorrow," the deputy minister, Marco Albuja, was quoted by the ABC as saying.
"The national government is considering its position and the president will give us his instructions tomorrow."
Assange, an Australian former computer hacker, has been holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since Tuesday.
He enraged the United States in 2010 when his WikiLeaks website published secret U.S. diplomatic cables and he says he fears he could be sent there where his life would be at risk.
On Wednesday, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa Ecuadorean said officials would take "as long as they need to" before making a decision on Assange's application.
Neither U.S. nor Swedish authorities have charged Assange with anything. Swedish prosecutors want to question him about allegations of rape and sexual assault made by two women, former WikiLeaks volunteers, in 2010. Assange says he had consensual sex with the women.
Cholera has struck more than 3,000 Burundi refugees in Tanzana, an epidemic that is now worsening daily.
A Russia missile producer has appealed against sanctions set by the EU.
The World Bank has said that Gaza's economy is on the verge of collapse, with the highest unemployment rate in the world, with threat of disease very high.
Ethiopia's parties are preparing for the elections on Sunday and are approaching the voters through ethnicity and differences in political ideology.
Uganda has elections in 2016 and there is currently 10 members representing the Ugandan defence force in parliament.
Today marks 150 years since the Circassian genocide, of one of the worst massacres in modern history, where nearly 2 million people were driven to exile from their homeland of Circassia.
Canada has increased their police force spending to $150 million after 10 people were arrested at Montreal airport on suspicion of trying to join armed groups in Syria from Turkey.
A senior US official is in Israel discussing a compromise on a nuclear arms ban
Columbia negotiators have condemned the widespread use of landmines when 7-year-old girl killed after stepping on landmine.
New Snowden leaked documents show the NSA, global allies attempted to hack mobile devices
In a pre-election press conference, the AU observation mission lauded the fact that 48 per cent of registered Ethiopian voters were women.
Merkel, Hollande and Tsipras to meet on the sidelines of a summit in Riga this week between leaders of the European Union and its eastern European partners
Former European Commissioner for Energy claims Russia and partners use gas prices as tool against Ukraine
In a statement, the ministry urged Tunisian nationals in Libya to avoid tense areas and return to Tunisia "if necessary".