Kosovo, Macedonia, and Albania each claim the Catholic nun as their own daughter, based on her multiethnic origins.
The centuries-old Balkan custom allowed women to dress as men and take on the privileges of manhood – except sex.
The Balkan country bows to demands from Brussels and Washington for a more transparent legal system.
An Albanian-born New Jersey man admitted last week to making an illegal donation to the Obama campaign with money from a foreign source.
Two new books in English shed light on modern-day Albania, from the rise of its Stalinist dictatorship to its far from complete transition to democracy.
Soccer victory earns Albanian national team players diplomatic passports and extra funding.
After 18 years some rural Albanian families will finally be able to sit around their dining room tables in the light.
New organization should help counter foreign fighters emanating from the Balkans, though countries say they have already stemmed the flow abroad.
Edi Rama says his country is a model of religious tolerance and social cohesion.
The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.
This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes.
It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.