Thousands of opposition supporters from around the country showed up at Tirana's main Martyrs of the Nation boulevard holding anti-government posters and slogans, throwing flares, firecrackers and other projectiles at police.
The Albanian artists delicately paint, gild and bejewel tens of thousands of Venetian masks that revellers around the world have been donning for carnival season.
Bitterly divided EU leaders failed on Friday to reach agreement on allowing Albania and North Macedonia to start talks to join the bloc, dealing a fresh blow to their membership hopes.
The 6.4 magnitude quake that hit the Balkan country before dawn on Tuesday was the most deadly and destructive in decades, and left about 5,000 people homeless.
The humanitarian assistance will be sent under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and monitoring of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent.
With the help of dogs and more than 200 experts flown in from across Europe, rescuers worked through the night to locate survivors. By Wednesday morning, the death toll was up to 28 while 45 people had been rescued, the defence ministry said in a statement.
World champions France produced a fitting inaugural match in Albania’s newly-built Arena Kombetare stadium after goals from Corentin Tolisso and Antoine Griezmann
Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazrouei, Director of the Dubai Police Traffic Department, urged all drivers to remain cautious and adhere to all traffic rules in order to avoid such tragic incidents from taking place.
The 6.4 magnitude quake was felt across the southern Balkans and was followed by multiple aftershocks. In nearby Bosnia, another temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 struck southeast of the capital and rattled Sarajevo.