Albania http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19835/all en From Swaziland to Papua to Georgia, here are the world's forgotten revolutions http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/110607/swaziland-albania-burma-myanmar-chinese-protests-mongolia-revolutions <p> LONDON &mdash; From Swaziland to Papua to Georgia, here&#39;s what the media have been neglecting &mdash; and why.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/conflict-zones/110607/swaziland-albania-burma-myanmar-chinese-protests-mongolia-revolutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Albania Arab Spring Burma China Egypt Georgia Libya Mongolia Myanmar Swaziland Syria Uighurs World Leaders Yemen Conflict Zones Europe China Culture & Lifestyle Middle East Wed, 08 Jun 2011 10:29:00 +0000 Barry Neild 5649774 at http://www.globalpost.com Students killed in southern Albania bus crash http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120520/students-killed-southern-albania-bus-crash The bus was one of two vehicles carrying 75 third-year students from Aleksander Xhuvani University in the city of Elbasan on a pre-graduation trip to the southern city of Saranda.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120520/students-killed-southern-albania-bus-crash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Europe Mon, 21 May 2012 03:11:08 +0000 Luke Browne 5705043 at http://www.globalpost.com Albania celebrates 100 years of independence (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5727503 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-label">Subhead:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Albania celebrates 100 years of independence from the Ottoman Empire, declared on November 28, 1912. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jill Langlois </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Albania celebrates 100 years of independence from the Ottoman Empire, declared on November 28, 1912.</p> <p>Albanians flooded&nbsp;Tirana&#39;s main square wearing red and black, with faces painted and ready to eat a giant cake made to look like their country&#39;s flag.</p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-slideshow-slides"> <div class="field-label">Photo Slides:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727489/albania1">Albania1</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5727491/albania2">Albania2</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727492/albania3">Albania3</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5727495/albania4">Albania4</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727496/albania5">Albania5</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5727498/albania6">Albania6</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727499/albania7">Albania7</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5727500/albania8">Albania8</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727501/albania9">Albania9</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/photo/5727502/albania10">Albania10</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-lead-image-ref"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/photo/5727489/albania1">Albania1</a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:11:28 20:05</span> </div> </div> </div> Albania Europe Thu, 29 Nov 2012 01:05:04 +0000 Jill Langlois 5727503 at http://www.globalpost.com EU enlargement: the real answer to ethnic tensions in the Balkans http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans TIRANA, Albania - Five countries in the Balkans, including Albania and neighboring nations, are at various steps along the path to full membership in the European Union. Recent headlines – and our region’s history – serve as reminders why it is so important that all five nations join the EU, not only for our own economic futures, but also for the peace and stability of our region, our continent and the entire world. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/eu-enlargement-the-real-answer-ethnic-tensions-the-balkans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Balkans European Union Kosovo Macedonia Montenegro Regions Serbia World Leaders Diplomacy Commentary Political Risk On Europe Sat, 20 Apr 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Sali Berisha 5818783 at http://www.globalpost.com Can one of Europe’s poorest countries change its ways? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130627/albania-elections-socialists-vinyards-cooperatives <p>HAJMEL, Albania &mdash; When Zef Pashuku returned from Greece to take over the family farm in 2000, he quickly realized its success would depend on something that still makes Albanians wary two decades after the communist collapse: going into business with his neighbors. The country&#39;s future prosperity may turn on it, too.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130627/albania-elections-socialists-vinyards-cooperatives" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Business Elections Want to Know Europe Sat, 29 Jun 2013 13:48:39 +0000 Peter Geoghegan 5869609 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe’s marijuana capital isn’t Amsterdam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130815/europe-marijuana-capital-lazarat-albania <p>GJIROKASTRA, Albania &mdash; The last time police tried to enter the mountainside village of Lazarat near this historic southern city last summer, they prompted a ferocious firefight a local police commissioner describes as &ldquo;very much like a real war.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130815/europe-marijuana-capital-lazarat-albania" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Conflict Zones Want to Know Europe Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:08:00 +0000 Besar Likmeta 5910806 at http://www.globalpost.com Migrants flee Greek xenophobia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130927/albania-greece-migrants-xenophobia <p>GJIROKASTRA, Albania &mdash; Patience paid off for the police on a Sunday night earlier this month. Hours spent scanning the border with Greece through thermal night vision binoculars were rewarded when a group of 16 people materialized from the pitch black. They were among the more than 1,200 illegal migrants who have been intercepted since the beginning of the year.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/130927/albania-greece-migrants-xenophobia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Want to Know Europe Global Economy Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:46:00 +0000 Besar Likmeta 5946863 at http://www.globalpost.com Washington asks Albania to help destroy Syrian chemical weapons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/131111/albania-syria-chemical-weapons <p>TIRANA, Albania &mdash; Environmental groups say taking in Syria&rsquo;s stockpiles could spell disaster, pointing to Tirana&rsquo;s poor record of destroying its own weapons caches, chemical and conventional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/131111/albania-syria-chemical-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Conflict Zones Want to Know Europe Science Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:17:13 +0000 Besar Likmeta 5986169 at http://www.globalpost.com It's getting ugly in Sofia: Bulgarian students barricade university http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/131112/bulgarian-students-barricade-university <p>SOFIA &mdash; Students are at the epicenter of a five-month protest movement against the corruption and nepotism many Bulgarians say has plagued every administration since the fall of communism in 1989.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/131112/bulgarian-students-barricade-university" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Want to Know Europe Education Tue, 12 Nov 2013 20:23:00 +0000 Charlotte McDonald-Gibson 5987348 at http://www.globalpost.com Albania refuses request to destroy Syria's chemical weapons on its soil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/131115/albania-refuses-destroy-syrian-chemical-weapons-its-s There are an estimated 1,000-metric tons of chemical weapons that need to be destroyed, including mustard gas and the lethal nerve agent sarin. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/131115/albania-refuses-destroy-syrian-chemical-weapons-its-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Need to Know Conflict Zones Syria Fri, 15 Nov 2013 17:48:00 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5990417 at http://www.globalpost.com Albania has an Al Qaeda problem. And it's starting to fight back http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140321/albania-al-qaeda-recruiters-isis <p>TIRANA, Albania &mdash; <span style="font-size: 13px;">The eight people arrested included two radical imams, Genci Balla and Bujar Hysi, believed to be the spiritual leaders of an extremist Islamist group. The news comes</span><span style="font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;amid growing concerns about the number of ethnic Albanians from Albania, Macedonia and Kosovo reported two have joined militant groups fighting in Syria.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/140321/albania-al-qaeda-recruiters-isis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Albania Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Europe Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:02:00 +0000 Besar Likmeta 6101768 at http://www.globalpost.com