Refugee Crisis

Is Albania the next stop for stranded refugees?

A country with its own recent history of migration could soon find itself at the centre of Europe's refugee crisis.

Is Albania the next stop for stranded refugees?

Politics

Arrests in Albania over massive opposition protest

Opposition members in Tirana arrested for taking part in one of the country's largest anti-government rallies in years.

Arrests in Albania over massive opposition protest

War & Conflict

Kosovo chases suspects linked to Macedonia clashes

Police raid houses across Kosovo after accusations that ethnic Albanians plotted deadly attacks in Macedonia.

Kosovo chases suspects linked to Macedonia clashes

Religion

Kosovo: Sufi mystics and a piercing 200-year tradition

Religious practice involves ceremonial dancing, singing and body piercing - which are not allowed in mainstream Islam.

Kosovo: Sufi mystics and a piercing 200-year tradition

Politics

Running battles in the streets of Kosovo

Anti-government protests turn violent in Pristina just one month after a new coalition administration takes office.

Running battles in the streets of Kosovo

Politics

Millions cheer as pope arrives in Philippines

Pope Francis makes first visit in 20 years setting off a wave religious fervour across Catholic-majority nation.

Millions cheer as pope arrives in Philippines

Politics

Pope Philippines visit 'security nightmare'

Country prepares for Francis on backdrop of two previous popes targeted in assassination plots while visiting Manila.

Pope Philippines visit 'security nightmare'

Human Rights

Albania's legacy of blood feuds endures

Many people in country's mountainous region trapped between law and code of honour, decades after democratic transition.

Sport

The heavy weights on a champion’s life

Albanian weightlifter Begaj won gold at World C'ships but her story tells a tale of struggle.

The heavy weights on a champion’s life

Human Rights

War refugees caught in a no man's land

An estimated 30,000 people, mostly Syrian war refugees, are expected to cross into Greece this year.

War refugees caught in a no man's land

Environment

Albania hunting ban takes aim at depopulation

Wildlife numbers falling rapidly, but a controversial new ban on hunting seeks to protect Albania's animals.

Albania hunting ban takes aim at depopulation

Politics

PMs of Albania and Serbia clash over Kosovo

Leaders trade harsh words during the first visit by an Albanian prime minister made to Serbia in 68 years.

Albania

Returning immigrants propel Albania's economy

More than 200,000 people resettle in Albania and make investments after years of working abroad.

Politics

Serbia accuses Albania after flag brawl

Belgrade accuses Albania of provocation after violence at international football match caused by "Greater Albania" flag.

Sport

Serbian FA blames Albania for Euro brawl

Euro 2016 qualifier abandoned after a brawl between players following a flag stunt via a remote-controlled drone.

Serbian FA blames Albania for Euro brawl