Muslim mufti runs for Christian Democrats

LEZHA, Jan. 31 – The Muslim community in the northern town of Lezha fired Tomor Ballbani, a mufti who is running for the rightist Christian Democratic party in the eastern town of Rrogozhine, from all religious posts. Ballabani said himself

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Police find heroin in Durres

DURRES, Jan. 27 – Police said they arrested Shpetim Hushi, 30, a resident in Manze, Durres but living as an immigrant in Bergamo, Italy for the last nine years. He was found with 17.4 kilograms of heroin trying to cross

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Meeting on information transparency and privacy

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Monday theForeign Ministry and the Institute of Statistics held a meeting to explain to the citizens about what information they are entitled to and how they can protect their privacy. Albania has already signed and ratified

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Commercial register completed

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – The Justice Ministry reported Tuesday that it had completed the commercial register, something that will be a great assistance to the public authorities and also businesses. The new register will help reduce the timing of registration

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Italian doctors train Albanian colleagues

TIRANA, Jan. 31 – The Association of Italian surgeons will send a team to train 30 Albanian counterparts in March based on a previous agreement between the two health ministries. In another funding from Italy, five health centers will be

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Explosive found at closed cigarette factory in Durres

DURRES, Jan. 27 – Police in Durres are investigating an explosive device found last weekend at the cigarette company building. It did not explode. The explosive was found by a guard at the factory, which had closed its doors 11

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Environment Ministry aims at planting more trees this year

TIRANA, Jan. 27 – The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Water Administration celebrated on Saturday the 84th anniversary of the Albanian forest service appealing to every Albanian to plant as many trees as possible. 'Every Albanian a tree" is the

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An Albanian becomes coach in U.S. Army volleyball team

TIRANA, Jan. 29 – Alma Kovaci, the assistant coach at Army for the past four seasons, has been promoted to head coach with the departure of Glen Conley to Kent State, according to Times Herald-Record newspaper. The paper wrote that

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Albanian president asks U.N. speed up granting independence to Kosova

TIRANA, Jan. 30 – Albanian President Alfred Moisiu on Tuesday asked new U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to speed up efforts to grant independence to Kosovo which he called the last puzzle of former Yugoslavia. In a letter sent to

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Albanian embassy car exploded in Salonika

SALONIKA, Jan. 31 – The Albanian Foreign Ministry reported Wednesday that a vehicle of the embassy staff in the Greek city of Salonika was damaged by an explosion but caused no human harm. The diplomatic car of the Consulate was

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