Montenegrin police arrest alleged serial killer

PODGORICA, Feb. 21 – Montenegrin police in collaboration with the FBI and Interpol arrested Smail Tulaj, 67, considered a suspect of killing at least six women in the United States and Belgium during the 1990s. Upon the arrest Tulaj was

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U.S. calls on Albanians to vote for their future

TIRANA, Feb. 16 – U.S. Ambassador Marcie B. Ries stated at a ceremony to credential domestic observers that all Albanians should go and vote in Sunday's local elections which she considered as "milestone in Albania's democratic development." "Inevitably, these elections

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600 women have disappeared over 17 years

TIRANA, Feb. 21 – Police and prosecutor offices reported that about 600 women are considered as having disappeared during the last 17 years all around the country with 360 of them from the Tirana and Durres districts. They do not

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Media's role during elections

TIRANA, Feb. 19 – The media was generally considered to have played a balanced role during the elections. In the first post-election report of the international observers it was highly evaluated for its role. "Media provided a balanced coverage of

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Government helps families of secret police killed in 1997

TIRANA, Feb. 21 – The government decided to give an assistance of five million leks to each of the families of two secret policemen killed in 1997 during the unrest in southwestern port city of Vlora. It was just at

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Counting process blocks schools in the capital

TIRANA, Feb. 21 – The counting process prohibited thousands of students of seven elementary and high schools in Tirana to follow lessons this week. That urged the education ministry to decide to add two Saturdays for lecturing. Schools are normally

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CoE Congress to observe local elections in Albania

STRASBOURG, Feb. 9 – Following the pre-electoral mission organized by the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe in Albania last January, a delegation of the Congress is to observe the local elections which will take

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President's meetings on the polls

TIRANA, Feb. 12 – President Alfred Moisiu met with senior officials of the secret police Shish and the electoral college judges emphasizing his efforts to hold free and fair elections. Moisiu expressed his belief that the secret police and the

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Council of Europe deplores violence in Kosovo

STRASBOURG, Feb. 13 – The Political Affairs Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting Tuesday in Paris, adopted a statement on Kosovo's recent violent acts and the death of two protestors. "The Political Affairs Committee

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Mustafaj in Brussels on Albania's integration, Kosova issues

TIRANA, Feb. 14 – Albanian Foreign Minister Besnik Mustafaj visited Brussels where he met with international officials of the European Union and NATO, and also other international institutions and local Belgian senior officials. His visit was part of the EU

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