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Wiltshire rescue volunteers to take on final training in Kosova

After two years of training, 10 volunteers with a Wiltshire search and rescue charity are almost ready to help out... »

Latvian Minister Says Proposed NATO Fund For Ukraine Would Show Unity Within Alliance

By Olena Abramovych Repost from: https://www.rferl.org/a/latvian-foreign-minister-ukraine-nato-fund-unity/32892072.html BRUSSELS — Latvia’s foreign minister says a proposal to create a 100 billion euro... »

Double down on success, not failure

By Daniel Serwer – March 20, 2024 Kaltrina Kamberi (@ThisisKaltri) transcribes the key piece of this as: “Of course you... »

Trump Son-In-Law Kushner Plans Luxury Projects In Albania, Serbia

By Amra Zejneli Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former U.S. President Donald Trump, has disclosed plans to develop luxury projects... »

March 8th: A Journey from Mother’s Day to Women’s Rights in Communist and Post-Communist Albania

By Entela Sula Growing up in a communist country, March 8th has always been the “Mother’s Day” for me, my... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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... »

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,... »

Grateful to Dr. Elez Biberaj – a voice of freedom and democracy, in crucial moments for the Albanian nation

By Harry Bajraktari Congratulations to Dr. Elez Biberaj on his retirement from the Voice of America after a great career... »

Elez Biberaj Retires from the Voice of America, after A 43-Year Career

October 30, 2023 Esteemed Friends and Colleagues, I am pleased to inform you that, after a 43-year career, I have... »

The dialogue is dead, so what’s next?

By Daniel Serwer Since before 2013 the US and EU have sponsored a “political” dialogue between Kosova and Serbia intended... »

American Albanian Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) Raises $60,000 for the Family of the Kosova Police Officer Killed in Serbian Terrorist Attack

American Albanian Law Enforcement Association (AALEA) is pleased a successful milestone in its ongoing GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the... »

Baroque Brilliance A Timeless Tale of Ornate Elegance

Metro Opera Tech, founded and run, by an Albanian-American artist is launching its World Premiere on November 3rd By Ruben... »

Those who blatantly disrespect the Human Rights Law have no place in the HRC

STATEMENT BY FERIT HOXHA Ambassador and Permanent Representative of ALBANIA to the UN Security Council Maintenance of Peace and Security... »

Community and Cancer at Center of AFC Fourth Anniversary. What was it like to be there?

Rafaela Prifti At AFC’s Fourth Anniversary dinner the impact of its work was in full display for over 200 guests... »