Attack on Albanian Journalist Over Court Report Widely Condemned
European and Albanian journalists' associations condemned the attack on an Albanian journalist assaulted on Wednesday in his home town of Lezha after he published a news item about a court ruling.
Facial recognition system identified fugitive cryptocurrency boss in Op ‘Brain’
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said that Türkiye is waiting for Faruk Fatih Özer's extradition, who was arrested by Albanian police for defrauding investors in his cryptocurrency platform Thodex.
Democracy Digest: Signs, Trains and Espionage in Czechia
Czechia's centre-right government has agreed a "neutral stance' on a controversial bill to enshrine marriage as between a man and a woman in the constitution, Prime Minister Petr Fiala announced on Wednesday. The legislation was proposed in response to the 'threat' posed by the recent submission of a parliamentary bill to legalise gay marriage.
Albania Probes Russians, Ukrainian Arrested at Arms Factory
The Albania government said on Monday that it is seriously examining an incident at the weekend in which two Russians and a Ukrainian passport holder were detained while entering an arms factory in Gramsh and allegedly assaulted soldiers.
Albania Police Seizes Cocaine at Port of Durres
Albanian police on Wednesday seized 45.5 kg of cocaine found in a container in the Port of Durres during a police operation codenamed "Transit".
The company's administrator and a customs agent contracted by the company were detained on charges of trafficking in narcotics.
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The Eagle’s Nest: Migrants, Refugees Tread New Balkan Route
Armed with smartphones and, in the main, directed by smugglers, most take the 'Eagle's Nest', a mountain path near the Morina border crossing, or follow the White Drin River.
Three years to the day – The report of Katsifas’ murder: “The Albanian police kills Greek in Northern Epirus! (photos) (Upd.)”
Three years after the Albanian police executed him in cold blood the Albanian authorities have not issued the official report on the incident
Dozens of Suspected Arsonists Arrested in Balkans Over Blazes
Albanian police on Tuesday said 15 people had been arrested for deliberate arson since July 25 in connection to wildfires burning for about two weeks in the country.
Albanian Police Filmed Mistreating TV News Journalists
Albanian police on Tuesday manhandled Ergjys Gjencaj, a journalist for the News 24 TV channel, and pushed his colleague Klodiana Lala after failing to detain a suspected criminal.
Albanian Police Arrested in International Anti-Drug Trafficking Raids
A screen from Italian police footage showing drug seizures during the operation.
Among those arrested are both current and former Albanian police officers. SPAK described two of the arrested as officers who "at the time when they carried out their illegal activities in 2016 were members of the staff of the [then] Minister of Interior".