COVID-19: 3 victims, 108 cases in past 24h

COVID-19: 3 victims, 108 cases in past 24h

TIRANA, July 23 – Three patients passed away due to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours: a 77-year-old and a 83-year-old from Vlora, a 68-year-old from Has. According to the Ministry of Health, the victims were suffering from underlying

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Albanian leader in N. Macedonia invited to testify in the Hague

Albanian leader in N. Macedonia invited to testify in the Hague

TIRANA, July 23 – The leader of Albanian party 'Democratic Union for Integration' in North Macedonia, Ali Ahmeti has been invited to testify at Kosovo's Specialist Prosecutor's Office in The Hague. Ahmeti made the announcement himself on Wednesday via Facebook,

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1.2 million Albanians left the country during 1990-1995

1.2 million Albanians left the country during 1990-1995

TIRANA, July 23 – About 1.2 million people left Albania from 1990 to 2020, according to The United Nations' statistics for the Population Division. Data in the UN report shows that the highest wave of migration occurred from 1990 to

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Iranian national expelled from Albania

Iranian national expelled from Albania

TIRANA, July 22 – An Iranian national with an Italian citizenship, Dabiel Kassrae, was deported from Albania to Italy on Wednesday, following an order signed by Interior Minister Sander Lleshaj, through which he was declared "persona non grata" (unwanted person)

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Japan donates waste collection truck & waste containers to Skrapar Municipality

Japan donates waste collection truck & waste containers to Skrapar Municipality

TIRANA, July 22 – A new Japanese waste collection truck and 103 waste containers were handed over to Skrapar Municipality on Wednesday, in the framework of Japan's "Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects". The donation aims to improve the

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President Thaci: Kosovo has not been served justice for Serbia's genocide

President Thaci: Kosovo has not been served justice for Serbia's genocide

TIRANA, July 21 – On the 10-year anniversary of the International Court of Justice's decision to recognize the independence of Kosovo, President Hashim Thaci stated that Kosovo has not been served justice for Serbia's genocide committed against Albanian civilians. In

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Socialist majority prepares constitutional amendments

Socialist majority prepares constitutional amendments

TIRANA, July 20 – The Socialist majority and the parliamentary opposition have agreed to vote on the electoral code changes regarding the June 5 Agreement and constitutional amendments that pave the way for open lists in the upcoming days. During

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Tirana Appeals judge resigns before vetting process

Tirana Appeals judge resigns before vetting process

TIRANA, July 20 – Judge of Tirana Court of Appeals, Gjin Gjoni, has resigned before undergoing the vetting process, following a 27-year long career. In a resignation letter to the High Judicial Council (KLGj), Gjoni claims that the vetting process

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COVID 19: Pandemics, Infodemics, and Geopolitics

COVID 19: Pandemics, Infodemics, and Geopolitics

KRISTINA LANI While COVID-19 quickly spread around the globe and the term 'pandemic' opened news programs ranging from CNN to small local stations in virtually every town, citizens soon understood that, besides the unknown threatening virus, they had to face

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Doctors & nurses are leaving Albania at an alarming rate

Doctors & nurses are leaving Albania at an alarming rate

TIRANA, July 21 – Health professionals are migrating from Albania and the Western Balkans in high numbers, according to the latest report by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The report notes that currently, Albania has the lowest number of doctors and

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