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Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

Inter-religious Institute established in Albania- a pioneer idea to bring together all stakeholders of interreligious dialogue and cooperation

TIRANA, Nov. 1 – The Albanian Institute for International Studies (AIIS) and the Interreligious Collaboration Centre Elbasan  (IRCCE) have recently just established the Institute for Religious Studies and Cooperation – the first of its kind in the country – to

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The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

The future of outdoor tourism in Albania through the caves of Tropoja

Exploring caves is a huge part of nature tourism, nowadays called 'ecotourism', a new model of tourism with the potential of attracting more and more tourists from all over the world. Caves are crucial to the industry of tourism, due to

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Pristina's 'Hapà«sira' rebirths society from underground

Pristina's 'Hapà«sira' rebirths society from underground

By Sidonja Manushi Pristina is a force to be reckoned with. In addition to many of its native musicians making international headlines, its steadily growing underground techno scene strongly testifies to that. "It's not an aesthetically beautiful city," a Spanish

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Drita Ivanaj chants the anthem of education and culture

Drita Ivanaj chants the anthem of education and culture

By Sonja Methoxha A buoyant lady extends her hand to me in a firm handshake, which means she is reliable, and starts talking as if she already knew me for a while. She does not speak Albanian very well, as

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A "Mirror" for women to find themselves

By Sonja Methoxha   A little girl spends her growing days listening to her grandfather's tales in Gjirokaster about history and life. She is surrounded by images of strong women who influenced her to become a strong woman herself. She

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A weekend at Neranxi

A weekend at Neranxi

By Sonja Methoxha Countless colorful product pictures are hung on a long white corridor which leads to a large backyard. A black van which serves coffee, cold beverages and fast foods appears. The music in the background puts the cooks

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'Bread, salt and heart' through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

'Bread, salt and heart' through the eyes of a Kuwaiti lens

By Sidonja Manushi   On February 19, the National History Museum hosted for three days a special photo exhibition from a far-away artist who might have managed to capture the essence of being Albanian much better than some of the

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Replacing 'me-time' with 'we-time' at Tirona vs Partizani

Replacing 'me-time' with 'we-time' at Tirona vs Partizani

By Sidonja Manushi   Willingly – and excitedly even – going to a football match in Albania as a woman is worth it even just for the looks on people's faces when you tell them you'll be spending your Friday

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Editorial: A sleep walking patient aiming for the abyss

Editorial: A sleep walking patient aiming for the abyss

TIRANA TIMES EDITORIAL There is only one thing worse than a full blown democratic crisis and that is ignoring it, normalizing the current state of affairs as just an administrative glitch with some teargas protest flare. Any doctor will tell

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Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

Albania launches new 'Be Taken' tourism campaign with appeal to overcome prejudice

TIRANA, Feb. 27 – In an appeal to Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson to come and discover Albania on his own following his notorious comments about the Balkan country a decade ago in the award-winning 'Taken' movie, Albania has launched

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