Albanian PM to make first Serbia visit in 68 years

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will make a landmark visit to Serbia later this month, the first of its kind in 68 years, the foreign ministry said on Monday.

Pope in Albania urges Muslims to condemn extremism

Pope Francis has called on moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who "pervert" religion to justify violence, as he visited Albania and held it up as a model for interfaith harmony.

Head of Albanian bank shot dead outside offices

The head of one of Albania`s top private banks was gunned down on Thursday outside his office in the capital Tirana, police said.

EU ministers clear Albania to apply for membership

EU European affairs ministers cleared the way Tuesday for Albania to apply for membership to the 28-nation bloc, a process requiring major reforms by Tirana and likely to take many years.

Three ministers quit in coalition split in Albania

Three Cabinet ministers have resigned in Albania as a junior partner formally pulled out of the conservative-led coalition government ahead of June polls.