Video: Eleni Foureira’s DNA test revealed during the 2019 Eurovision Song Competition

Eleni Foureira, the pop singer of Albanian origin who represented Cyprus last year in Eurovision with her song Fuego, and whose heritage was a controversy, participated in a DNA test sponsored by “My Heritage,” a...

Kami: I love more or less everything about Pristina!

Something weird happened, just like with Sarajevo or Yerevan, Prishtina started growing on me and I was dreaming of returning. And so during my second visit, I loved more or less everything about Pristina! So what it doesn’t have any major tourist attractions or...

Eurovision 2019: Who is Albania’s entry Jonida Maliqi?

The Eurovision Song Contest will be tonight on Saturday May 18th 2019. Coverage will be on BBC1, fronted by Graham Norton, from 8pm till 11:40pm. Everything you need to know about Albania's 2019 Eurovision performer, who began her singing career at 13. With music and...

BBC: The Kosovar woman who conquered Everest

Born into a war-torn land, Kosovar mountaineer Arineta Mula has been breaking boundaries one mountain at a time. When Kosovo began selecting its first team to summit Mount Everest, Mula lobbied for the chance to join the group of all-male mountaineers. Despite...

Eurovision 2019: Try the Albanian cuisine in London among 41 other participating countries

We’re all Walking On Sunshine all this week and it’s not because of the weather – dig out that bejewelled spandex jumpsuit: Eurovision is finally upon us. This Saturday night, music fans across the capital will be bopping the night away to the best pop music in Europe...

Wartime Albanian American hero gets long overdue medal for WWII service

You must admire a man who can keep a wartime secret — especially for a lifetime. That man is Semeon “Sam” Simollari, 94, formerly of Wayland — and Boston’s old West End — who served with the OSS behind enemy lines in Albania fighting the Nazis during World War II. The...