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Sara Nezaj can’t wait for the future to happen

An interview with the 13 year-old Albanian-American basketball prodigy, who has already received her first offer from a university and... »

Takeaways from the New York Premiere of Documentary Film “Bekim Fehmiu”

Rafaela Prifti The New York premiere of feature documentary Bekim Fehmiu on Saturday night at Producers Club Theaters paid tribute to the... »

Albanian-Americans organize fundraiser dinner with Congressman Jamaal Bowman

On Friday, February 9th, a group of 20 or so Albanian-American professionals and business owners organized a fundraiser dinner with... »

The United States and Albania: NATO Allies and Close Friends

Fact Sheet: State Department – Office of the Spokesperson The United States has been a strong partner and friend to... »

NATO’s ‘Biggest Exercise Since The Cold War,’

And More (But Weak) EU Sanctions On Russia   Welcome to Wider Europe, RFE/RL’s newsletter focusing on the key issues... »

Time to turn the policy around

By Daniel Serwer Kosovo PM Kurti on the Banjska terrorist attacks: You noticed today that Mr. Vucic mentioned Serbs being... »

EU Readies New Sanctions Targeting Foreign Companies Helping Russia’s War Effort

With Russia ramping up missile and other weapons production with Western-made chips, pressure is growing on Brussels and Washington to... »

Migrants in Italy Could End Up in Albania if New Deal Passes

Thousands of migrants rescued in international waters by Italy can be sent to Albania, Albania’s Constitutional Court announced Wednesday. Albania’s... »

North Macedonia Approves Caretaker Cabinet With First Ethnic Albanian Premier

Skopje, North Macedonia —  North Macedonia’s parliament Sunday approved a caretaker government with a mandate to organize a general election... »

The Council of Albanian Ambassadors welcomes the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Albania.

The Council of Albanian Ambassadors organized a welcome lunch with the new Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to... »

COUNCIL OF ALBANIAN AMBASSADORS: ANALYTICAL OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE MAIN DIPLOMATIC EVENTS IN THE REGION, EUROPE AND IN THE WORLD AND THE ACTIVITY OF KASH FOR THE YEAR 2023  

The year 2023 was overloaded with news and events – some of them shocking – political, diplomatic and military, inherited... »

Buta Biberaj Discusses Motivations and Possible Options in Exit Interview with Ilir Zherka

Rafaela Prifti Former high-profile Democratic prosecutor in northern Virginia Buta Biberaj, a strong proponent of progressive justice reforms is open... »

In Kosova, Cameron Pledges U.K. Support For Broader Recognition And Place In ‘Family Of Nations’

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron emphasized the need for stability in the Balkans and pledged U.K. support for partly recognized... »

USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) Arrives in Durrës, Albania

By USNS Trenton Public Affairs DURRES, Albania  –  Military Sealift Command (MSC) Spearhead-class expeditionary fast transport USNS Trenton (T-EPF 5) arrived in... »

NATO, U.S. Consult With Warsaw After Apparent Intrusion Of Russian Missile Into Polish Airspace

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said he spoke with Poland’s president about indications that a Russian missile entered Polish airspace on... »

VOA News Executive Elez Biberaj Retires After 43 Years

WASHINGTON — For a generation of Albanians, there is no more precious memory than that of a rally attended by some... »

Serbian Opposition Protests Belgrade Election, Claims Nonresidents Voted

BELGRADE — Hundreds of opposition protesters took to the streets of Belgrade on December 18 after the city’s election commission... »

NY Concert for Simon Gjoni 100th Birth Year – Homage to his Music Legacy and Lasting Presence

Rafaela Prifti   His musical accomplishments were remarkable, his popularity enormous, his presence among us forever linked to the song that... »

HOW CHRISTMAS IS CELEBRATED IN MY HOMELAND, ALBANIA

  By Visar Zhiti Christmas in my small country, in Albania, is now a great feast. All people Rejoice, not... »

Saving New Yorkers from the Opioid Crisis

By NYC Mayor Eric Adams A fatal overdose occurs in New York City every 3 hours. The opioid epidemic is... »

Advocating for Change to Counter Gender Based Violence, F’Oda Holds NY Rally for Liridona Ademaj

Rafaela Prifti In the aftermath of the killing of Liridona Ademaj in Kosova in a case of domestic violence, a... »

U.S. Says Russia Rejected ‘Substantial’ Proposal To Free Two Americans

The United States says Russia rejected a new proposal to free two detained Americans, Wall Street Journal correspondent Evan Gershkovich... »

Rising stars: Albania’s new women’s football strategy

The Albanian Football Association (FSHF) unveils its pivotal roadmap for the women’s game with a launch ceremony in Tirana. A... »

NYCHA Residents Make History

By Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City Access to safe and affordable housing is one of the keys to... »

The U.S. Government Designates Individuals and Entities in the Western Balkans for Corruption and Malign Activities

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated eight individuals and six... »

THE MUSICIAN AND THE LEGACY OF AN UNBREAKABLE SPIRIT

By Elmira Muja Such a complete life, offering happiness and understanding to so many people, and leaving a genuinely enduring... »

U.S. Firm Leases Gold to Turkish Miner

[Scottsdale, AZ] Monetary Metals (www.monetary-metals.com) has announced that it has leased gold to IGR Metals Trading DMCC, a subsidiary of... »

Kosova, tenacious and courageous, must serve as a beacon to protect constitutionality in the face of autocracy

Lecture by CHRISTOPHER S. HYLAND (of Hyland Center for Global Studies – UBT) at CONFERENCE FOR PEACE DEMOCRACY VERSUS AUTOCRACY... »

Ukraine Says Its Forces Hit Shipyard in Russian-Occupied Crimea

Ukraine said its forces hit a shipyard in the port city of Kerch in Russian-occupied Crimea on Saturday. “The evening... »

MAYOR ADAMS, HEALTH COMMISSIONER DR. VASAN LAUNCH AMBITIOUS WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT CAMPAIGN TO EXTEND LIFESPAN OF ALL NEW YORKERS 

“HealthyNYC” Aims to Increase Life Expectancy to 83 Years by 2030, Focuses on Reducing Chronic Disease, Overdose, Maternal Mortality Deaths,... »