A protester wrapped in a national flag confronts riot police in Algiers on Friday. 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 Algerians rallied on Wednesday outside the offices of the country’s biggest union, calling for its chief to quit over his ties to ousted president Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
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 capital police urged job seekers to be cautious and not be taken in by fraudulent employment websites, which deceive people and claim to offer job opportunities that require the payment of fees, noting that credible employment companies do not charge fees or ask for personal information.
The building was safely evacuated and the fire was put out before it could reach the rest of the apartments.
The Dubai Public Prosecution referred an Arab man and an Asian runaway accomplice to criminal court, for stealing Dhs642,000 from a businessman in Dubai.