Albania


UK WWII pilot's wedding ring returned 70 years later

2015-03-10 10:07

The wedding ring of a British airman who disappeared during World War II was returned to his family 70 years after his plane crashed in the mountains of Albania.

Greek ferry passengers: No one helped us

2014-12-30 11:02

Passengers who were rescued from the fire-hit Norman Atlantic ferry off the coast of Albania have claimed they received no help or instructions from crew members as the fire broke out.

1 dead, hundreds still stranded in Greek ferry disaster

2014-12-29 08:06

One person has died and more than 200 passengers and crew remain trapped on a burning ferry adrift in rough seas between Italy and Albania as they await evacuation.

Pope: Don’t use religion for violence

2014-09-21 11:45

Pope Francis denounced how religion has been "perverted" to justify violence as he arrived in Albania to highlight a Balkan nation that endured brutal religious oppression but where Christians and Muslims now live and work together.

Albania seizes 2.3 tons of cannabis

2013-11-18 23:08

Albanian police have seized 2.3 tons of cannabis aimed at consumers in Italy and Greece, arresting 13 people involved in the trafficking, the police say.

Serbia has Kosovo organ harvesting proof

2012-09-09 18:14

Serbia says it has a witness who allegedly took part in the harvesting of organs of Serb prisoners by Kosovo Albanian rebels in the late 1990s.

Roman wreck full of wine jars found

2011-08-22 20:14

A Roman shipwreck of about 2 100 years ago with hundreds of wine jars has been found off Albania's coast.

9 000 evacuated in Albania floods

2010-12-04 22:45

More than 9 000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Albania due to floods that have hit the country in the past week.

 

Rain and snow batter Balkans

2015-02-06 18:10

Floods have killed a woman in Albania and Macedonia sent more troops to a waterlogged central area after fresh rains, while snow closed roads and cut power in Croatia, Bosnia and Slovenia.

160 still trapped on Greek ferry as 49 reach land

2014-12-29 11:41

A cargo ship with 49 people evacuated from a Greek ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea has arrived in the Italian port of Bari, the first big group to reach land.

Albania destroys marijuana worth €6.4bn

2014-09-23 20:51

Albania's Interior Ministry says the country's authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of €6.4bn this year.

Tons of dagga seized in Albania

2014-06-18 22:34

More than 10 tons of marijuana have been seized or destroyed in an Albanian village known as Europe's cannabis capital.

Albania ex-prisoners end hunger strike

2012-10-22 20:20

A group of Albanian former political prisoners say that exhaustion had forced them to end a month-long hunger strike protesting delays in receiving compensation.

Albania risks gender imbalance

2011-11-11 11:41

Sex selective abortions in Albania have led to boys outnumbering girls 112 to 100, creating concern that the country will have a serious gender imbalance.

Albania marks 20 years after communism

2011-02-20 22:05

Tens of thousands of pro-government supporters gathered here peacefully to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the communist regime in Albania.

Big freeze slams air traffic in Europe

2010-12-02 09:13

Heavy snow and subzero temperatures are sweeping across Europe, closing major airports, causing hundreds of highway accidents and killing at least eight homeless people.

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