EU cookie consent script

Albania - Latest News & Opinions

Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

stuff.co.nz

Mysterious military island opens to tourists in Albania

- Riddled with trenches and tunnels, a remote Albanian island with azure waters has become a hotspot destination. Albania's Defense ministry has agreed to open Sazan Island, a military base still under its management, to tourists during the summer. Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli on Wednesday signed an agreement with her colleague, Economy Minister Milva Ekonomi, to allow visits from May until October

Categories: Travel & Recreation |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Military |  Travel & Tourism |  Destinations |  Tourism |  Tourists | 
Places: New Zealand |  Europe |  Albania | 

Secret military island – complete with nuclear bunkers and tunnels – tipped as the new European holiday hotspot

thesun.co.uk

Secret military island – complete with nuclear bunkers and tunnels – tipped as the new European holiday hotspot

- A MYSTERIOUS military island with secret bunkers and tunnels designed to withstand nuclear attack could be the next European summer vacation hotspot. Sazan Island, located off the coast of Albania, has a pristine coastline, but it is still shrouded in mystery – even to most Albanians. That’s because the island was once a fortified, isolated military base and has never had any civilian population

Categories: Travel & Recreation |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Military |  Travel & Tourism | 
Places: Europe |  United Kingdom |  Albania | 

Maltese girls collect first point after holding Albania

maltatoday.com.mt

Maltese girls collect first point after holding Albania

- Malta's line-up Albania, who had launched their commitments with a hard-earned 3-2 win over debutants Kosovo, enjoyed more possession but the Maltese girls maintained their tactical shape throughout and also mustered a few scoring chances. Ylenia Carabott and Emma Xuereb went close but the best opportunity fell to Dorianne Theuma. The Malta captain was unlucky not to break the stalemate as her drive, 13 minutes into the second half, came off the woodwork

Places: Albania |  Malta | 

Italia-Albania. Petardi lanciati in campo. Gara sospesa: ferito uno steward

gazzetta.it

Italia-Albania. Petardi lanciati in campo. Gara sospesa: ferito uno steward

- Stava filando tutto liscio, e la serata di Palermo sembrava poter essere soltanto una festa. Poi d'improvviso, è cambiato qualcosa. E' stato un attimo, mentre l'Italia era in vantaggio 1-0 sull'Albania grazie al rigore di De Rossi, in avvio del secondo tempo quando dal settore dei tifosi albanesi sono cominciati a piovere petardi verso il campo. Un petardo lanciato dal settore dei tifosi albanesi e raccolto da un vigile del fuoco

Places: Albania |  Italy | 

Nazionale, Ventura: "L'Albania vuol fare la storia, serve un'Italia aggressiva"

gazzetta.it

Nazionale, Ventura: "L'Albania vuol fare la storia, serve un'Italia aggressiva"

- Una partita ancora più decisiva di quanto non dica la classifica. E Giampiero Ventura, alla vigilia di Italia-Albania, non se lo nasconde: "Sarà un’Italia aggressiva? Quanto lo dirà il campo, mi auguro una buona Italia, un’Italia al cento per cento, perché il 50-60 per cento non potrà bastare. Per venire a capo di questa partita, una partita molto delicata, è quello che servirà

Places: Albania |  Italy | 

De Biasi: "Io e l'Italia, c'è stato un no e so anche di chi..."

gazzetta.it

De Biasi: "Io e l'Italia, c'è stato un no e so anche di chi..."

- "Cinque anni fa non avrei mai detto che sarei rimasto su questa panchina per tanto tempo: a loro avevo risposto addirittura “No, grazie”. Poi in un hotel di Milano furono così convincenti che a fine colloquio mi telefonò il Lecce e dissi no: avevo già stretto la mano. Ho bisogno di sfide sempre fresche: quella che mi propose l’Albania nel 2011 era freschissima, lo è pure sognare ancora il Mondiale, nonostante la ragione dica altre cose"

Places: Albania |  Italy | 

Italia-Albania, vicini, amici, rivali. Tirana è un po' Roma

gazzetta.it

Italia-Albania, vicini, amici, rivali. Tirana è un po' Roma

- Italia-Albania in programma a Palermo non sarà una gara come le altre. Non tanto perché ci si gioca una fetta del girone (con la Spagna), e nemmeno perché sulla panchina degli albanesi c'è un italiano, Gianni De Biasi. Sulla Gazzetta in edicola oggi Luca Bianchin racconta la storia di un rapporto speciale, quello fra Albania e Italia. In questa storia il 1991 è l’anno chiave

Places: Albania |  Italy | 

Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania

todayonline.com

Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania

- SINGAPORE — When it comes to holidays, most of us would make do with the occasional trip to Bangkok and a staycation here or there — and even those are luxuries for some. But a number of Singaporeans have set their sights on the most far-flung destinations they can think of, and truly made travel a priority in their lives. Matthew Goh, who works as a marketing executive, left jobs twice so he would have enough time to travel through South America and The Balkans

Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
Tags: Leisure |  Holidays | 
Places: Asia |  Iran |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore |  Syria |  Albania | 

Targeted shooting in Swiss cafe kills two Albanians

straitstimes.com

Targeted shooting in Swiss cafe kills two Albanians

- GENEVA (AFP) - Swiss police said on Friday (March 10) that a shooting by two gunmen at a cafe in the city of Basel was a targeted killing with no "terrorist" motive. The assailants dressed in dark clothes burst into Basel's Cafe 56 at around 8.15 pm late on Thursday and fired several rounds, according to police in the picturesque city on the Rhine river. The three victims were all Albanian nationals, including two dead aged 28 and 39, while a 24-year-old was seriously injured, police said in a statement

Places: Singapore |  Albania | 

Albania Opposition Delays Launch of Judicial Reform

voanews.com

Albania Opposition Delays Launch of Judicial Reform

- TIRANA, ALBANIA — Albania's opposition boycott of parliament has delayed the launch of justice reform despite warnings from the European Union that such a move would hamper the country from launching full membership negotiations with the bloc. The Democratic Party on Monday boycotted an extraordinary parliamentary session intended to be the first step before creating the vetting bodies to evaluate the personal and professional backgrounds of some 800 judges and prosecutors

Categories: Politics & Government |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Government |  Parliament |  Judiciary |  Opposition |  Judicial Officers |  Judges | 
Places: United States |  Europe |  Albania | 

From Albania to Zambia, new citizens are sworn in as immigration debate rages on

stltoday.com

From Albania to Zambia, new citizens are sworn in as immigration debate rages on

- BELLEVILLE • The 105 people on stage Friday morning had just been sworn in as U.S. citizens and the federal judge overseeing the ceremony wanted to give each of them an opportunity to speak. Some of them were more proficient in English than others, and several became overwhelmed with emotion. But as they passed the microphone down each row, there were no political statements on immigrant bans or building walls,

Places: Zambia |  United States |  Albania |  Midwest |  East |  Illinois |  South |  Metro East |  St. Clair | 

Italy puts Albanian Islamic State ‘supporter’ under surveillance

indianexpress.com

Italy puts Albanian Islamic State ‘supporter’ under surveillance

- Police in southern Italy on Thursday seized an Albanian’s passport and banned him from leaving his place of residence after they found jihadist propaganda videos, including executions staged by the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group on his smartphone and computer. Named by local daily La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno as Edmond Ahmetaj, he has been put under special surveillance for two years, during which time he may not leave the town

Categories: Religion & Spirituality |  Law & Crime | 
Tags: Security |  Wars |  Jihadists |  Abrahamic Religions |  Islam |  Islamic |  ISIS |  Surveillance | 
Places: India |  Albania |  Italy | 

Albanian to be repatriated for using fake ID document

maltatoday.com.mt

Albanian to be repatriated for using fake ID document

- The man's actual Albanian passport was discovered in his checked-in luggage A court has ordered the immediate repatriation of an Albanian man who tried to leave Malta using a fake ID card. Eryon Sala, 28, of Tirana, Albania, appeared before magistrate Francesco Depasquale this morning, accused of possessing and knowingly making use of a forged identity document at the airport. Inspector Darren Buhagiar explained that the

Places: Albania |  Malta | 

Five hotel managers arrested for 'smuggling Albanians to Britain'

thelocal.fr

Five hotel managers arrested for 'smuggling Albanians to Britain'

- "It is an investigation that has been underway for several weeks, concerning a network of Albanian smugglers which has been using four hotels in Calais," Boulogne-sur-Mer prosecutor Pascal Marconville told AFP, confirming a report in the daily "La Voix du Nord". Those arrested were managers or co-managers of the hotels concerned, according to a judicial source. They were being held in custody, which had been extended in the evening, the

Categories: Law & Crime | 
Tags: Law Enforcement |  Arrests | 
Places: Europe |  United Kingdom |  Albania |  S. Europe |  Iberia |  France |  Hauts-de-France |  Nord | 

Kosovo Albanians call for ex-premier's release in France

siouxcityjournal.com

Kosovo Albanians call for ex-premier's release in France

- PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Thousands of people protested Saturday in the Kosovo capital of Pristina to urge France to release their former prime minister who was detained there on a Serbian arrest warrant. The protesters — mostly opposition party members and former guerrilla fighters of the 1998-1999 war for independence from Serbia — consider Ramush Haradinaj's detention illegal. Haradinaj, also a former guerrilla commander, was released by a French court,

Categories: Politics & Government | 
Tags: Government |  Prime Minister | 
Places: United States |  Albania |  Serbia |  France | 

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

aurorasentinel.com

Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

- BELGRADE, Serbia | Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents: ___ ALBANIA. Frigid weather has caused at least four deaths in the last three days In Albania. Snow stopped falling on Monday, but freezing temperatures continue to engulf the whole country. A 52-year old Albanian man on Monday died in the town

Categories: Society & Culture | 
Tags: Death & Dying | 
Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Albania |  West |  Mountain |  Colorado | 

Latest Stories

Home / Europe / S.E. Europe / Albania

Albania - Latest Stories

  • Let Social Democrats, Ethnic Albanians Form Government, Macedonian Official Says
    Let Social Democrats, Ethnic Albanians Form Government, Macedonian Official Says

    , voanews.com

    SKOPJE, MACEDONIA — Macedonia's parliament speaker urged the country's president on Thursday to recognize a new majority of Social Democrats and parties representing ethnic Albanians so they can form a government and end a volatile political stalemate. Almost five months after a December 11 parliamentary election, Macedonian nationalists unhappy about the inclusion of minority Albanians are blocking the formation of a new government, compounding the worst crisis in the small Balkan country since it narrowly averted an ethnic civil war in 2001

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Places: United States |  Europe |  Albania |  Macedonia | 

Politics & Government

  • Let Social Democrats, Ethnic Albanians Form Government, Macedonian Official Says
    Let Social Democrats, Ethnic Albanians Form Government, Macedonian Official Says

    , voanews.com

    SKOPJE, MACEDONIA — Macedonia's parliament speaker urged the country's president on Thursday to recognize a new majority of Social Democrats and parties representing ethnic Albanians so they can form a government and end a volatile political stalemate. Almost five months after a December 11 parliamentary election, Macedonian nationalists unhappy about the inclusion of minority Albanians are blocking the formation of a new government, compounding the worst crisis in the small Balkan country since it narrowly averted an ethnic civil war in 2001

    Categories: Politics & Government | 
    Places: United States |  Europe |  Albania |  Macedonia | 

Sports

  • Germany stars banished from U-19s after hotel room fire reports
    Germany stars banished from U-19s after hotel room fire reports

    , goal.com

    Idrissa Toure and Vitaly Janelt were sent back to club side RB Leipzig following a breach of discipline during a trip to Albania for a European Championship qualifier. Idrissa Toure and Vitaly Janelt were sent home early from the Germany Under-19s squad after a fire was reportedly discovered in their hotel room during a trip to Albania for a European Championship qualifier. The duo, who both play for Bundesliga outfit

    Categories: Sports | 
    Tags: Football | 
    Places: Europe |  C. Europe |  Germany |  S.E. Europe |  Albania |  Saxony |  Leipzig | 

Society & Culture

  • Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures
    Europe freeze brings deaths, power outages and closures

    , aurorasentinel.com

    BELGRADE, Serbia | Heavy snow and frigid temperatures have gripped large parts of Europe, leading to dozens of deaths, freezing rivers, the grounding of planes and traffic accidents: ___ ALBANIA. Frigid weather has caused at least four deaths in the last three days In Albania. Snow stopped falling on Monday, but freezing temperatures continue to engulf the whole country. A 52-year old Albanian man on Monday died in the town

    Categories: Society & Culture | 
    Tags: Death & Dying | 
    Places: Americas |  North America |  United States |  Albania |  West |  Mountain |  Colorado | 

Travel & Recreation

  • Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania
    Why some Singaporeans holiday in Iran, Syria and Albania

    , todayonline.com

    SINGAPORE — When it comes to holidays, most of us would make do with the occasional trip to Bangkok and a staycation here or there — and even those are luxuries for some. But a number of Singaporeans have set their sights on the most far-flung destinations they can think of, and truly made travel a priority in their lives. Matthew Goh, who works as a marketing executive, left jobs twice so he would have enough time to travel through South America and The Balkans

    Categories: Travel & Recreation | 
    Tags: Leisure |  Holidays | 
    Places: Asia |  Iran |  S.E. Asia |  Mainland |  Singapore |  Syria |  Albania | 

Law & Crime