A protester wrapped in a national flag confronts riot police in Algiers on Friday. Agence France-Presse
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s decision to resign before his mandate ends on April 28 is a step in the right direction. A peaceful and democratic transition that addresses the genuine concerns of the Algerian people will be the best way forward.
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.
The United Arab Emirates has strongly condemned the terrorist attack that targeted a wedding in the Afghan capital, Kabul.
The UAE embassy in Beirut organised a panel discussion and workshop, entitled, "Pardon when you are powerful," targeting 50 students at the Al Othman Mosque, attended by Fahad Al Kaabi, Acting Charge D'Affaires at the UAE embassy in Lebanon, and a representative of the Grand Mufti of Lebanon, Sheikh Abdulatif Daryan.
The Armed Forces Training Centres and the Federal Police School have received the 12th batch of civil service recruits, comprising 2018-2019 high school and university graduates.
Al Ain City Municipality and Abu Dhabi General Services Company 'Musanada' have commenced construction works of the Asharej and Al Markhaniya roundabout development project in Al Ain city at a total cost of approximately Dhs183 million.