Algerian artists protest against the government outside the Ministry of Culture in Algiers on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Algeria’s army chief called on Wednesday for dialogue between protesters and state institutions, a day after pushing back against demonstrators’ demands for top politicians to quit.
Hundreds of Algerian protesters gathered on Friday in the capital despite a spate of arrests ahead of the latest weekly rally since the April 2 resignation of longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika, correspondents said.
Thousands of protesters gathered in central Algiers on Friday, piling pressure on President Abdel Aziz Bouteflika to resign days after the country's powerful military called for his removal.
The authority said: "We will work with our colleagues in the educational community in Dubai to ensure a smooth transition in line with the new decision."
The decision was taken after UAE slashed its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness.
Fauci said it would take weeks to judge the severity, but early indications suggested it was not worse than the Delta variant.
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, received Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and the accompanying delegation upon their arrival at the presidential airport in the capital Abu Dhabi.