Kosovo Leaders Vow to Sue Serbia over Wartime ‘Genocide’

Kosovo leaders vowed to demand justice from Serbia in an international court over the thousands killed during the ‘98-’99 war engaged by Serbia under the Slobodan Milosevic regime. On Saturday, on the 22nd anniversary of three Serbian massacres against Albanian civilians in the Suhareka, Krusha e Madhe and Krusha e Vogel villages, the country’s leaders

Comment: Albania’s Struggle to Find Peace from Its Communist Past

The Day of Remembrance for Victims of the Communist Regime passed unmarked in Albania, a county where more than 6800 people were murdered by the regime and a further 7000 died from conditions in prison and work camps. February 20, the day of memorial for these victims, marked worldwide was not mentioned by politicians in

Caritas: Humanitarian Crisis with Migrants Looming in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Catholic charity Caritas has warned of a looming humanitarian crisis for migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Italian branch of the organisation has sounded the alarm over the risk to hundreds of mmigrans and refugees who they say will be at the mercy of worsening weather conditions in inadequate shelters in the Western Balkan country.

Theth Off-season Is Just as Spectacular

The crowds are gone, many of the guesthouses are closed, and the weather can be unpredictable. But if you are willing to be a bit more flexible, Theth will not disappoint. On a whim, we started driving to Theth one December afternoon without a reservation or clear idea of what we would be able to

Albania’s Top Stories of 2020

The Demolition of the National Theatre 2020 saw the three-year-long battle of the artists, activists and citizens that formed the Alliance for the Protection of the Theatre come to an abrupt end. Following the transfer, by the government, of the land ownership of the National Theatre to the Municipality on May 8, 2020, the later

When I Was a Child I Wrote ‘UÇK’ on My Wooden Gun

I am 13 years old, in a neighbourhood in Kosovo’s capital, Prishtina. It’s March 1999. I’m out playing with friends, and I have a very beautiful wooden gun in my hands. I made it myself, and I even wrote UÇK [Kosovo Liberation Army/ KLA] on it. I have to hide it though, we can’t really

Turkey Arrests Last “Big City” Democratically Elected Kurdish Mayor

Turkish authorities have arrested 82 people, including the mayor of Kars province, involved in a pro-Kurdish protest six years ago, according to local media. They are all charged with offences like murder, property damage, robbery, burning the Turkish flag and injuring 326 security officials and 435 citizens. Among those arrested was the mayor of the