Bill Clinton: Statement on Kosovo (March 24, 1999)

My fellow Americans, today our Armed Forces joined our NATO allies in airstrikes against Serbian forces responsible for the brutality in Kosovo. We have acted with resolve for several reasons...

The Council of the City of New York is pleased to honor the Republic of Kosovo

The Council of the City of New York is pleased to honor the Republic of Kosovo, which today celebrates the first anniversary of its independence; and...

Alfred Papuçiu: Two words about the well known artist, our national Vaçe

Big people are modest- my composer friend was saying to me one day when I talked to him about our national singer, Vaçe Zela. I often remember her, listening to her wonderful voice...

Skolansvarig politiker i Borås: "Barn som behöver stöd ska vi satsa på"

En hårdare styrning av pengarna kan också bli aktuell. Den ansvariga kommunalrådet reagerar starkt över siffrorna BT presenterar. – Det låter väldigt mycket, säger han om skillnaderna i resultat...

Nje leter ne mbrojtje te Kosoves, nga prof. Peter R. Prifti, drejtuar editorit te Tennis Magazine‏

A couple of days ago, I was watching the Delic-Djokovic tennis match in the Australian Open. Commentator Cliff Drysdale was giving background information on the lingering...

Isa Mulaj: Proposed and approved tax rate changes

For a long time, a number of NGOs and the overwhelming majority of businesses had identified tax rates in place as the main barrier to Kosova’s economic growth. They considered lowering...

Baritoni Gezim Myshketa pjesmarres ne ”Gala Concert”– St.Gallen-Zvicer

EN - Born in Albania in 1982, after the vocal studies in Tirana he graduated in Italy at the Conservatoire of Parma. He sang at Teatro Coccia in Novara in the 2005 season premiere with...

Balkan Troubles

Bosnia and Kosovo have largely disappeared from public view. Washington and Brussels are hoping the promise of European Union accession will ultimately triumph over remaining...

Michael J. Totten: Kosovo's Moderate Muslims

On Feb. 17, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia, becoming the newest country in the world - and one of the most unusual. Most of its citizens are Muslim, an oddity in Europe...

Edita Kuçi-Ukaj: Kosovo and the Threat of Terrorism

The Albanians traditionally and even spiritually have resisted in a large measure the continuing foreign attempts to jeopardize the harmony of Albanian inter-religious relations. That is why they...

Leading a Dark Mission to Albania’s Fields of Bones

Ismail Kadare’s world is a sort of antimatter. It destroys ours. Except that, unlike the example from particle physics, it also complements ours and to stark effect. To read the novels of this great...

Albanian commentary advises Kosovo to avoid Islamic Conference

Last May, when there was a debate about whether Kosova [Kosovo] should take part in the conference of Islamic states in Islamabad, I wrote: "The Islamic states will remain reluctant, irrespective of whether Veton...

Mother Teresa wins Nelson Mandela icon vote

Mother Teresa garnered more votes than Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sir Winston Churchill, Mahatma Gandhi ? even Jesus Christ. Mother Teresa has beaten off strong competition to be awarded the mantle of...

Will the real Mr Kadare please stand up?

Ismail Kadare won the Man Booker International Prize in 2005 but few people know what this Albanian man is like, so I thought I'd try to find out while he was passing through London. I sit with Mrs Kadare in the foyer...

Ndue Ukaj: Thaci's Visit, Triumph of Identity Over Distinctions

Kosova [Kosovo] Prime Minister Thaci's visit to Albania, apart from its political message, also conveyed a message to the effect that, having to cope with a new political situation under the same national umbrella, Kosova...

Xhevat Rexhaj: Die Schweiz und Kosova

Von der Schweiz erzählte mein Vater erstmals, als ich sieben Jahre alt war. Da berichtete er von seinen Erlebnissen im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Er wurde 1941 als Kriegsgefangener der deutschen Wehrmacht von Kroatien...

Interview: Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare wrote for decades under Enver Hoxha's brutal communist regime in Albania, was suspected of spying and threatened with punishment for subversive writing. Despite all this, at 72 he is serene...

The Siege by Ismail Kadare

In the eyes of western Europeans, Albania has long had about it an aura of mystery and exoticism. Ismail Kadare (the country's leading novelist and winner of the Man Booker International prize in 2005) played a riff on this...

Agamemnon's Daughter By Ismail Kadare

THESE TALES OF repression linger in the mind for their indictment of dictators and for a tone of bleak bewilderment, that becomes furious comprehension at the depths to which regimes will sink to retain power over people...

Gëzim Alpion: From Alexander the Great to Mother Teresa

A collection of essays, Encounters with Civilizations: from Alexander the Great to Mother Teresa, by Gëzim Alpion, Professor of Sociology and Media Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, has now been published in Kolkata...

Sarë Gjergji: Kosovo – Reinstate to Europe

Kosovo and its population, regardless of ethnicity, were in need for international assistance for getting its freedom. Come out with this, regardless of ethnicity, because non Albanians were suffering from violence of Serbian...

Distinguished speaker forum - Guest speaker: Dr. Gezim Alpion

Born in Albania and educated at the Universities of Tirana, Cairo and Durham, Dr Gëzim Alpion is
Lecturer in Sociology and Media Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK. Prior to joining the
Department of Sociology at Birmingham...

The Birmingham Post on Mother Teresa

Many Albanians apparently needed a figure like Mother Teresa during the 1990s. Known to the world mainly as economic migrants fleeing from poverty in Albania and as political refugees escaping from Serbian persecution in...

Gëzim Alpion: Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity?

In this 284 page paperback, Albanian-born writer, Gëzim Alpion, redefines our idea of this 20th century icon. The intense animosity displayed by theologians and writers against her are contextualized. Beginning with reporter...

Dr Gëzim Alpion’s acclaimed Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity?

The Indian edition (in English) of Dr Gëzim Alpion’s acclaimed Mother Teresa: Saint or Celebrity? is a ground-breaking study of one of India’s – and the Catholic world’s – most enigmatic figures and is due for release this week...

Lakes in Albania

Lake Scutari (Albanian: Liqeni i Shkodrës), also called Skadar Lake, is a lake on the border of Montenegro with Albania, the largest lake in the Balkan Peninsula. It is named after the city Shkodra in northern Albania (Shkodër in Albanian, Scutari in Italian...

Geography of Albania

Albania has a total area of 28,750 square kilometers. It shares a 287-kilometre border with Serbia and Montenegro to the north, a 151-kilometre border with the Republic of Macedonia to the north and east, and a 282-kilometre border with Greece to the south and southeast. Its coastline is 362...




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