A videograb shows the Nader Bishkat holding onto the woman in a river in Liege, Belgium.
Local media reported 10,000 people from his village came out to celebrate in Khenchela, northeastern Algeria.
The video showed the cat entering the mihrab and climbing onto the shoulder of an Algerian imam and licking his face.
Ismail Berabih lost his mother two years ago, and he entered into a state of great shock and sadness, and decided to sleep next to her grave every day, according to Algerian local media.
Falling oil prices and the coronavirus pandemic have battered the North African country, triggering alarm bells among officials and experts. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that Algeria's economy will shrink 5.2 per cent this year.
Featuring more than 200 distinguished local and international calligraphers and artists, the Biennale seeks to underscore the significance of calligraphy as a powerful medium for cultural expression.
Last month, the government in Sindh introduced a bill that would imprison parents for up to one month if they fail to get their children immunised against polio or eight other common diseases.
Sharjah Police arrested an Arab national who deceived women by promoting home massage services in return for cheap prices through a social media platform, for the purpose of blackmail and threats to obtain money.