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Albania police storms MEK headquarters, one member killed

TEHRAN – The Interior Ministry of Albania announced Tuesday that Albanian police conducted a raid into the headquarters of the MEK terrorist group. Source

Konstantinos Argiros performs in Albania: “The people are wonderful”

Konstantinos Argiros traveled to Tirana to perform a concert. The Greek singer appeared live in Tirana and sang for his fans in the neighbouring country, while he also spoke with the mayor, Erion Veliaj, about Greek-Albanian relations, as he said. Videos of both the concert and his conversation with the mayor of Tirana circulated on… […]

Mitsotakis to Greek Minority in Heimarra: “It is Albania’s obligation to respect your rights”

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is in Heimarra where he visited the Greek school Homeros. The prime minister received a warm welcome, with Greek flags and chants. Girls in traditional costumes gave him flowers and thanked him for visiting the Greek school. Afterwards, the prime minister had a meeting with members and representatives of the Greek… […]

Father and son dead after heavy rain, flooding in northwestern Albania

The two men were swept away in their car by floodwaters in the Shkodra region. Source

Albania breaks diplomatic ties with Iran over major cyberattack

Tirana has accused the Iranian regime of trying to destroy its government’s digital infrastructure.

Albania takes orders from America about Iran

TEHRAN – In a hasty and gratuitous move, Albania severed diplomatic relations with Iran on Wednesday and ordered all Iranian diplomats and embassy staff to leave the country in 24 hours. The apparent reason for that is an alleged Iranian cyberattack against Albanian government institutions and agencies. The move, announced by Albanian Prime Minister Edi […]

Has the Lost Illyrian City of Bassania Finally Been Exposed in Albania?

Archaeologists believe they are uncovering the lost city of Bassania, an ancient Illyrian settlement mentioned by Livy as lying between two important ancient centers – the Illyrian capital of Shkodër and the Greek city of Lissos.  Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Ancient Places Europe Read Later 


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Protesters clash with police outside Albania’s opposition headquarters

Hundreds of protesters stormed the headquarters of Albania’s main opposition party amid an internal battle over the party’s leadership. Police intervened with a water cannon and tear gas to push protesters away from the centre-right Democratic Party’s headquarters. A group led by former party leader Sali Berisha used iron bars and hammers to break open […]

Clashes as protesters enter Albania opposition HQ in Tirana

Albanian police intervened on Saturday to move away hundreds of protesters who broke into the Tirana headquarters of the country’s main opposition party in an internal squabble over the party’s leadership. Staff at the center-right Democratic Party’s headquarters used tear gas to try to prevent them breaking in before the police intervened at the party’s […]


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Albania: first arrivals of afghan refugees

The first group of refugees fleeing the Taliban after their takeover of Kabul have arrived in Albania in the early morning of Friday. 121 men, women and children were subject to the mandatory security and medical checks at Tirana’s airport before heading to their temporary residences set up at several hotels in the city of […]

Prosecutors bid to put Albania’s ex-defence minister on trial over 2008 blast

Albanian prosecutors are seeking to try the country’s former defence minister over a deadly factory explosion in 2008. The blast at a munitions depot factory at Gerdec – where stockpiles of ammunition were dumped for destruction – killed 26 people and injured at least 264 others. Around 5,500 houses were also damaged after the explosion […]

Albania is no closer to joining the EU. Its leaders might prefer it that way

It is fair to say that there is little love lost between Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama and his main opponent in this Sunday’s election, Lulzim Basha. Basha has long called for Rama to resign over corruption claims while his MPs even withdrew from parliament in 2019 over allegations of vote-rigging. Meanwhile, opposition demonstrations got […]

How EU enlargement apathy could push Kosovo and Albania to join forces

On a visit to Albania in March, Kosovo’s new prime minister, Albin Kurti, called on Albanians to vote for change as Kosovars did on February 14: “Albanians deserve better,” he said. Kurti, an ethnic-Albanian along with around 90% of Kosovo’s 1.8 million population, urged voters to elect the members of his leftist-nationalist Vetevendosje movement who […]

Albania sends troops and police to end air traffic control strike

Albania’s government sent troops and police on Wednesday evening to clear striking air traffic controllers out of the flight control tower at the country’s one international airport in the capital, Tirana. No injuries or arrests were reported, and it was unclear how flights might resume as the civilian air traffic controllers were not replaced by […]

This week in pictures: floods in Venice, negotiations in Brussels, unrest in Albania

This week, high tides flooded St. Mark’s Square in Venice after a new system of inflatable barriers to prevent water from inundating the city wasn’t activated. On Friday, EU leaders agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions at least 55% by 2030 after negotiations at the summit in Brussels lasted all night. Meanwhile, Albania’s interior minister […]

Bibles and Christian Books Sent Into Muslim Country of Albania

Albania (Mission Network News) — A container of Bibles and used books arrived in Albania, providing Christians with access to the Word of God and other faith-based books and resources. Mission Cry partners with a ministry in Amsterdam who approached them about sending resources to Albania, and Jason Woolford says they jumped at the chance. […]

US senators, head of anti-Iran MKO terror group meet in Albania

Tasnim – A senior delegation of US senators held a meeting with the head of the terrorist Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO), Maryam Rajavi, in the Albanian capital, Tirana. The delegation, Senators Roy Blunt, Vice President of the Republican Conference, and member of the Appropriation, Select Intelligence, Rules and Administration, and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees; […]

“Self-determination”: Why Kosovo Will Never Become Part of Albania

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