Former Face of Methodist University College Ghana Pennina Yeboah was last Friday, November 18, crowned Miss Intercontinental at this year's Miss Globe beauty pageant, which came off in Tirana, Albania. Pennina however lost the ultimate crown to India's Dimple Patel.
Miss Philippines Nichole Manalo was proclaimed third runner-up at the Miss Globe 2016 in Tirana, Albania, two days after she finished in the top 10 of the pageant's finals. Miss Globe organizers said the pageant host forgot to announce the names of of the two runners-up-Philippines and South Africa-during the finals last Friday night, November 25 , in a […]
Dancers perform traditional routines, including the Vallja e Tropojes and the Shqiperi o Nena Ime, during the celebration of the Independence Day of Albania at Government Center in downtown Stamford, Conn. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016.
Muscat: His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said has sent a cable of congratulations to President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania on the occasion of his country's Independence Anniversary. In his cable, His Majesty the Sultan has expressed his sincere congratulations and best wishes of good health and happiness to President Ould […]
Binibining Pilipinas Globe Nichole Manalo finished at the top ten of Miss Globe 2016 on Friday, November 25 in Tirana, Albania . While the 27-year-old registered nurse failed to take home the crown, she was named "Miss Dream Girl of the World."
The town hall in Kamza, a few kilometres north of Albania's capital Tirana, unanimously voted to give Trump the honour on Wednesday. TIRANA, Albania: An Albanian town has made Donald Trump an honorary citizen, hailing the US president-elect as "revolutionary" following his victory at the polls.
Balkan neighbors and NATO members Greece and Albania are still, technically, at war. Greece has never revoked the declaration of war it made in 1940, when Italian occupying forces in Albania attacked it, and earlier this year Tirana and Athens said they would work to settle the issue, according to Balkan Insight.
" An Albanian town known for naming its streets after world cities and personalities, has declared U.S. President-elect Donald Trump an honorary citizen. Kamza town hall unanimously voted for Trump "as a revolutionary model of the new democratic order, an economic expert, a foreign policy negotiator, a popular shrewd communicator and a leader of th […]
News selected on topics and regions - oil and gas, business, politics, IT, the South Caucasus, the Caspian Sea region, Central Asia Ranking of the Azerbaijani banking sector She made the remarks during the 3rd Tirana Gas Pipelines Safety Workshop, organized on Nov.18 by the embassy of Greece. The event titled "Gasification of Albania builds safety capac […]
TIRANA, Albania - Albania's defense minister says the country's army has replaced its old Kalashnikov automatic rifles with NATO-standard weaponry. Speaking at a parliamentary commission Monday, Mimi Kodheli said Italy is donating 5,000 new automatic rifles to help complete the replacement of the Kalashnikovs. She also said that the United States i […]
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" A former top-secret nuclear bunker has been reopened as a museum in Albania's capital to show visitors how Communist-era police persecuted the regime's opponents. The 1,000-square-meter bunker with reinforced concrete walls up to 2.4 meters thick was built between 1981 and 1986 to shelter elite police and interior ministry staff in the event […]
Police in Kosovo said on Wednesday they had arrested 19 people in the past 10 days on suspicion of having links with Islamic State and planning to carry out attacks in Kosovo and in neighboring Albania. The police said the suspects were in contact with an Islamic State member, the self-declared "commander of Albanians in Syria and Iraq", Lavdrim Mu […]
TIRANA, Albania - Albania's Defense Ministry says a woman has been promoted to the rank of general, a first for the nation. A statement from the ministry, which is run by a female minister, Mimi Kodheli, said Wednesday that Manushaqe Shehu, 51, was named a brigade general by the president, who is also commander general of the country's army.
TIRANA, Albania - Albanian police say they have arrested a former rebel fighter in Syria and found an explosive device and ammunition at his home. A police statement Saturday said Ervin Duka, 29, was arrested in Guras village 120 kilometers east of the capital Tirana.
Lavdrim Muhaxheri, known by his nom de guerre Abu Abdullah al Kosovo, is the ISIS leader behind the terrorist organization that sought to attack Israeli players at the World Cup qualifying soccer game in Albania on Saturday. In recent years, he has been active in Syria and Iraq with different terrorist organizations, and he recently has been planning a serie […]
The Rreshen-Kalimash Highway Albania will seek a new €250 million commercial loan to finance the construction of a highway connecting its Adriatic coastline with newly independent Kosovo, the Ministry of Finance said on Tuesday . The170-kilometre highway, which will link the port of Durres with Albanian-majority Kosovo, is the country’s biggest public works […]
A controversy tied to a massive road project deals a blow to Prime Minister Berisha’s promise to rid Albania of endemic corruption The road linking Albania and Kosovo stretches 234 kilometers, a mountainous, pot-holed coil connecting two of Europe’s poorest countries. The drive normally takes about seven hours, with the speedometer rarely topping 40. “During […]
Tirana. Albania passed a law that envisages dismissal of former secret agents from public and high-ranking posts, media report. The new act was approved with 72 votes. 63 of Albanian MPs voted against it, while only one abstained. According to Prime Minister Sali Berisa, Albania must “take the shame out of the communism”. The new […]
TIRANA, Dec. 22 (Xinhua) — The Albanian parliament adopted on Monday a law banning from public service the people who served in the country’s secret police before 1990. Lawmakers in the country’s 140-seat assembly voted with 74 for it, 2 against. One abstained and the rest 63 boycotted the vote. The law bans from public […]
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Monday passed a law removing from public posts people linked with the feared former Communist secret police, despite criticism from opposition parties and concerns within the international community. Lawmakers voted 74-2 for the law, while one abstained. The remaining 63 deputies in the 140-seat Parliament boycotted the vote […]
ALBANIA’S parliament voted on Monday to open secret communist-era files to screen candidates for office, but the opposition and judges saw it as a manoeuvre to sideline rivals rather than cleanse society of guilt. The law was approved only with votes of the Democratic Party of Prime Minister Sali Berisha and its allies after they […]
Right after winning the 47th edition of Festivali I Kenges thus being named as the 2009 Albanian representative in the Eurovision Song Contest, sixteen year old Kejsi Tola spoke to Shekulli about herself, her song and her plans for Moscow. Me merr ne enderr, the 2009 Albanian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest will be […]
Europe’s main security and democracy forum urged Albania’s political parties on Monday to improve a disputed new electoral code that has prompted 10 members of parliament to go on hunger strike. Sitting in the debating chamber under a banner declaring “votes are sacred”, the MPs entered the seventh day of their fast as police manned […]
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) told Albania on Tuesday it should strengthen economic fundamentals since its economy could not be completely immune to the global crisis that was slowing growth worldwide. Gerwin Bell, the IMF mission chief, said the Balkan state’s limited integration in global markets was an important buffer but its exports were expecte […]
Tuesday, 18 November 2008 Albania supports the decision of the Government of the Republic of Kosovo to reject the six-point plan, said Albania’s Foreign Minister Lulzim Basha during a statement for the Albanian media in Tirana. Foreign Minister of Albania Lulzim Basha said that Tirana is carefully following with serious concern the latest developments in […] […]