Nevila, the Albanian NHS nurse who became Clap for Carers poster girl

"Clap for Carers" the countrywide weekly social event, that has seen people stand at gates, windows, and balconies to clap or bang a pot in honour of the efforts of nurses and health and care workers fighting the coronavirus pandemics, has ended last Thursday but one...

A British Albanian boy raises £1,000 for NHS with lockdown violin displays from Highgate balcony

An 11-year-old has raised more than £1,000 for the NHS by playing the violin every Saturday from his Highgate home. Thomas Ormond of Kosova Albanian heritage, who lives off Highgate West Hill, is thanking the NHS and its staff working on the coronavirus frontline with...

Kosovo Albanian families seek answers, 21 years after Serb conflict

Halil Hasani is convinced his four sons are alive and imprisoned somewhere in Serbia more than two decades after police and paramilitary forces took them from a village in Kosovo. At the time, an armed uprising by ethnic Albanian separatists had led to a bloody Serb...

With fewer humans outdoors, flamingos flock to Albania lagoon

Home confinement rules have upset some people in Albania, but humans getting their wings clipped during the coronavirus pandemic has allowed flamingos and other birds to flourish in a coastal lagoon by the Adriatic Sea. Local officials and residents say the flamingo...

A Romanian people smuggler who doused three Albanians in bleach in a bid to avoid detection has been jailed

A people smuggler who doused his human cargo in bleach in a bid to avoid detection has been jailed. Three Albanian men wearing clothing stained with bleach were found hidden in a trailer by Border Force officers. They needed medical treatment before they could be...

Today is the anniversary of Skanderbeg’s birth and Albanian Saint George’s day

Skanderbeg George Castriot (Albanian: Gjergj Kastrioti, 6 May 1405 – 17 January 1468), known as Skanderbeg (Albanian: Skënderbej or Skënderbeu from Turkish: İskender Bey), was an Albanian nobleman and military commander, who served the Ottoman Empire in 1423–43, the...