Albania: From frogs' legs to sworn virgins

2017-06-23 15:15

Albania, set to hold parliamentary elections, is often described as the last mysterious country in Europe.

Serb officials warn of war in the Balkans

2017-04-21 19:25

Serbian officials are warning of another war in the Balkans if Albanians try to form a joint state with Kosovo in the war-weary European region.

Albania promotes underwater archaeology

2017-02-13 22:33

Albania is promoting the archaeological finds in the waters off its southwest coast to raise public interest and to attract attention of decision-makers who can help preserve the discoveries.

Oil spill pollutes Albanian coast

2016-05-24 18:29

Local authorities say that oil spilled from a ship has polluted a tourist beach in southwestern Albania.

Albania bans cutting down trees for 10 years

2016-02-05 15:20

Albania has ordered a 10-year ban on cutting down trees for industrial purposes to avert an "ecological disaster" in the impoverished Balkan country.

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 gay groups' pride not to be hindered by opposition

2017-05-09 07:12

Gay rights organisations in Albania say they have been assured their annual pride will not be hindered the day when the opposition also has planned a national protest.

Albania police seize 13 tons of cannabis

2017-04-09 23:01

Albanian police say they have arrested three people and seized about 12 tons of dried cannabis hidden in a storage building.

Nato urged to show stronger resolve on Russia

2016-05-30 20:43

Nato's Parliamentary Assembly has urged member nations to stand up to Russia's military assertiveness as a senior official vowed to strengthen forces along the alliance's eastern borders.

Bust of Hillary Clinton to be erected in Albanian town

2016-05-17 14:15

The southern Albanian town of Saranda is erecting a bust of US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to mark her contribution in the international arena for the Albanian nation.

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.

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