Tag: Albania

Albanian Police Seize 3 Tons of Cannabis Plants

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian police say they have seized three metric tons of cannabis and destroyed some 13,000 plants in a northern district. A statement Friday said that a day earlier in Mat, 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of

Members of the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq organization chant slogans and hold banners during a tour organized by the Iraqi government for foreign diplomats in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Iraq's government has given foreign diplomats a rare look inside a refugee camp housing Iranian exiles, as Baghdad seeks international help resettling them in another country. Baghdad's Shiite-led government considers the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq a terrorist organization that is living in the country illegally. The government organized Tuesday's visit to Camp Liberty outside the capital, where 2,300 members of the group live, to speed their departure. The MEK is an opposition group to Tehran's clerical regime and cannot return to Iran. They were given sanctuary in Iraq by Saddam Hussein decades ago. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

Last Remaining Iranian PMOI Members Leave Camp Liberty for Albania

On Friday, the remaining 280 members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) — also known as the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) — who were stationed in Camp Liberty (Hurriya) in Iraq were relocated to Albania, officially closing the camp which was a place of refuge for the dissidents against the Iranian regime since the 1980s.

EU Chief Calls On Albania To Reform

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The European Union’s foreign policy chief on Sunday called on Albania to pass a key judicial reform, considering it a decisive step for the country as it strives for EU membership.

Albanian Newsreader

Albanian Newsreader Strips Down To Boost Viewers

Faced with tough competition to win over audiences, an Albanian TV channel is taking a literal approach towards giving viewers the “naked” truth — by employing almost-topless newsreaders. Wearing open jackets and nothing underneath, the young women reading the headlines

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Pope Francis: Martyrdom Unites Christians

Pope Francis said that in our times, the shedding of blood for Christ has become a “shared experience” of Catholics, Orthodox, Anglicans, Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals, which is “deeper and stronger” than the differences that still separate Christians.

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Kosovo Parliament Debates Serbian Relations by Lobbing Tear Gas Grenades

The turmoil over selecting a Speaker of the House to replace John Boehner seems positively tranquil compared to the debate over Serbian relations in the parliament of Kosovo. Someone decided to filibuster these talks by throwing tear gas grenades in the middle of a parliamentary session, causing two MPs to pass out