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EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

Largely symbolic move seen as a statement against Russian invasion of Ukraine.

EU to accept Ukraine as candidate member in solidarity

EU, UN, halt funding for project honoring Nazi collaborator

EU and UN halt funding for Kosovo project honoring Albanian Nazi collaborator.

EU, UN, halt funding for project honoring Nazi collaborator

Watch: Man crashes car near Albania's central plaza during national elections

An onlooker 'saved the day', becoming an instant hit when he jumped into the vehicle of an intoxicated driver during Albanian elections.

Watch: Man crashes car near Albania's central plazaplayer

Albania: Man killed after violating curfew, protests ensue

Hundreds demand resignation of interior minister, set Christmas trees on fire after man who violated curfew allegedly killed by police.

Albania: Man killed after violating curfew, protests ensue

Jewish leaders praise Albania for adopting IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

Heads of Conference of Presidents say Albania's decision sets an example for other Muslim nations.

Albania praised for adopting IHRA's anti-Semitism definition

Albania endorses IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

'Combat Anti-Semitism' Movement applauds Albania’s adoption of IHRA definition, urges other majority-Muslim countries to follow

Albania endorses IHRA working definition of anti-Semitism

Muslim woman, former Albanian minister, joins group fighting anti-Semitism

Former Albanian minister becomes first Muslim to join Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s advisory board.

Former Albania minister joins group fighting anti-Semitism

Jewish group to fix home of Albanian man whose father saved Jews

Jewish group gathers to repair earthquake-damaged home of Muslim man whose father saved 20 Jewish families during the Holocaust.

Jewish group to fix home of Albanian man whose father saved Jews

IDF aid delegation completes mission to Albania

Israeli teams sent to assist Albania following devastating earthquake return home after mission completed.

IDF aid delegation completes mission to Albania

Albanian PM lauds IDF soldiers helping after deadly earthquake

Prime Minister Edi Rama praises Israeli army engineers in video message to Netanyahu thanking Israel for aid after deadly earthquake.

Albanian PM lauds IDF soldiers helping after deadly earthquake

IDF dispatches aid delegation to Albania

IDF dispatches delegation of ten experts to Albania following the earthquake there.

IDF dispatches aid delegation to Albania

93-year-old Albanian who rescued Jews to be honored in Poland

Jewish commemoration group honors Muslim Albanian who rescued two Jewish families from the Italian occupation.

93-year-old Albanian who rescued Jews to be honored in Poland

Albania's endangered Jewish museum rescued for a 'rebirth'

Albania's sole Jewish history museum, the Solomon Museum, reopens after businessman saves it from brink of closure.

Albania's endangered Jewish museum rescued for a 'rebirth'

Albanian arrested in Montana for planning synagogue attack

21-year-old Albanian-US dual citizen arrested after planning to join ISIS, attack military base and synagogue.

Albanian arrested in Montana for planning synagogue attack

In Albania, a sole Jewish history museum on the brink

Albania's Jewish museum tells the story of a Nazi-occupied country which sheltered its Jews - but the museum may face closure come April.

In Albania, a sole Jewish history museum on the brink

Iran blames Israel for Albania's expulsion of diplomats

Iran says US and Israel to blame Albania's expulsion of two Iranian diplomats over security reasons.

Iran blames Israel for Albania's expulsion of diplomats

Report: Netanyahu cancelled trip to Albania

Albanian media report that Netanyahu was due to visit the country last month, but the visit was canceled for security reasons.

Report: Netanyahu cancelled trip to Albania

Albania expels two Iranian diplomats

Albania reportedly expels two Iranian diplomats in connection with 2016 Albania-Israel soccer match threatened with terrorism.

Albania expels two Iranian diplomats

Kosovo jails planners of attack on Israeli soccer team

Eight Muslim extremists who plotted terror attacks Israeli soccer players and fans in Albania jailed for up to 10 years.

Kosovo jails planners of attack on Israeli soccer team

Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

Conference of European Rabbis President meets with Albania's PM, holds candle lighting ceremony in Albania's Government House.

Hanukkah celebration in Albania's Government House

Kosovo charges 4 in terror plot against Israeli soccer team

Terrorists plotted to attack World Cup qualifying match in Albania and kill both players and fans.

Kosovo charges 4 in terror plot against Israeli soccer team

Kosovo arrests suspects in plot against Israeli soccer team

Kosovo arrests 19 suspected ISIS terrorists in connection with a plan to attack Israel’s national soccer team during its visit to Albania.

Kosovo arrests suspects in plot against Israeli soccer team

Israeli delegation stranded in Albania

Plane finds problem while still on runway, flight delayed.

Israeli delegation stranded in Albania

Amid heightened security, Israel defeats Albania

Israel's national soccer team makes a strong showing in defeating Albania’s national team 3-0. Over 2,000 officers protected the game.

Amid heightened security, Israel defeats Albania

Counter-Terrorism Bureau raises threat level for Albania

CTB raises terror threat level in Albania after ISIS threat against Israeli soccer team.

Counter-Terrorism Bureau raises threat level for Albania

World Cup qualifier: ISIS planned attack on Israeli team

After ISIS planned attack, Albanian soccer turns to FIFA with a request to change the location of Albania’s upcoming match against Israel.

World Cup qualifier: ISIS planned attack on Israeli team

Ioanina: Preserving remnants of a Jewish community

In a small Greek city, a Romanioti Jew dedicated to preserving the history of this unique, ancient Diaspora community.

Ioanina's Jews: Remants of a vibrant Romanioti community

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Israeli in Berlin

Albanian nabbed in Czech Republic on suspicion of having brutally beaten to death Israeli tourist at a Berlin church.

Suspect Arrested in Lethal Beating of Israeli in Berlin

Kosovo Cracks Down on Albanian ISIS Agents

Seven Albanian Muslims, including an imam, indicted for joining or recruiting for the brutal jihadist group.

Kosovo Cracks Down on Albanian ISIS Agents

Albanian Rights Author to Receive Israeli Award

World-renown novelist and poet Ismail Kadare in Jerusalem to receive top literary award, notes close ties between Jews, Albanians.

Albanian Human Rights Author to Receive Israeli Literary Prizeplayer

Pope Francis: 'Religion Cannot Justify Violence'

Holy See makes reference to Islamist extremism in trip to Albania to promote religious tolerance.

Pope Francis: 'Religion Cannot Justify Violence'

Israel to Open New Embassy in Albania

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is set to inaugurate a new embassy in Albania, a Muslim-majority member of NATO.

Israel to Open New Embassy in Albania

Hitler's Mein Kampf Reprinted in Albania

"Mein Kampf," which remains unsurpassed in its anti-Semitic ideology, was released in Albania for the first time.

Hitler's Mein Kampf Unlawfully Reprinted in Albania

Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha names Iran and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad "the new Nazis."

Albania's PM: Iran, Ahmadinejad 'The New Nazis'