Nexhmije Hoxha, ‘Lady Macbeth’ of Albania, Dies at 99
A political partner with her Communist dictator husband, they isolated their small Balkan nation, executed dissidents and drove the economy to collapse.
Highly Secretive Iranian Rebels Are Holed Up in Albania. They Gave Us a Tour.
Depending on whom you ask, the People’s Jihadists are Iran’s government-in-waiting or a duplicitous terrorist cult that forbids sexual thoughts. What are they doing in Albania?
The Lesson of an Albanian Earthquake: The Balkans Aren’t Ready for the Big One
Successive governments have failed to address the risks posed by aging buildings and shoddy construction, leaving millions vulnerable.
The 10 Most Idyllic Destinations T Visited This Year
The most stunning — and, in some cases, storied — destinations we featured in 2019.
In Albania, a Race to Save Lives on Ground That Keeps Shaking
With time running out to find survivors under the wreckage of a devastating earthquake, crews keep searching, while thousands of people search for shelter.
Amid Death and Debris From Earthquake, Albania Clings to Hope
The death toll rose to 31 a day after the Balkan country was struck by one of the strongest tremors there in decades.
Albania’s Earthquake: What We Know so Far
Hundreds injured, buildings toppled and many trapped in the rubble as the small Balkan nation tried to assess the damage.
Albania Earthquake Death Toll Rises
Emergency crews at a damaged building in Thumane, Albania, on Tuesday.
Albania Earthquake Kills at Least 23
The 6.4-magnitude quake, one of the strongest to hit the country in decades, struck near Tirana, the capital. Hundreds of injuries were reported.
The City Poised to Become Europe’s Next Affordable Creative Haven
In the Albanian capital of Tirana, the country’s strange history and bright future collide.
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