The United States support a sovereign, democratic, and prosperous Kosova

Readout of the Vice President’s Meeting with President Hashim Thaci of Kosova   Vice President Mike Pence welcomed President of... »

A new program, center to promote the Albanian Language and Culture

The Albanian Youth Center Connecticut, is pleased to announce the official public opening of their new program, a unique cultural... »

Recognition of Kosova would be a very direct contribution to the security and stability of the whole region

Speech by the Prime Minister of Albania, Edi Rama, at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly:   Mr.... »

Photo-ops with Trump from New York make news in Albania and Kosova

The leaders of Albania and Kosova posed with US President Donald Trump and their respective wives, during the annual reception... »

The​ ​Arbereshe​ ​are​ ​very​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​their​ ​Albanian ethnicity,​ ​identity,​ ​and​ ​culture

Interview​ ​with​ ​Arbereshe​ ​Elena​ ​Busciacco   By Keze Kozeta Zylo   ​You​ ​are​ ​Arbereshe,​ ​please​ ​describe​ ​your​ ​roots​ ​and​ ​how​... »

A close race in District 13: Mark Gjonaj wins the Democratic Party nomination

He heads toward November with the potential of becoming the first Albanian-American elected to the New York City Council  ... »

U.S. and Kosova Sign $49 Million Threshold Program

Program to Focus on Economic Growth, Accountability and Transparency   WASHINGTON, D.C., September 12, 2017 – The U.S. Government’s Millennium... »

Albania welcomes UNDP’s new draft-strategic plan and presents its concerns

Speech by H.E. Ms. Besiana Kadare, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Albania to the UN, at the Executive Board... »

The Morning Breeze – In Memory of Lirije Erbeli

Can a life that was like candlelight always radiating love, generosity, happiness ever be extinguished. When the phone rang at... »

Greetings for an Antifascist Bajram

We Are Allah’s Social Justice Warriors!   by Luciana Zana Trëndafilazezë – CIP September 1, 2017 [From CIP Executive... »

Stephen B. Kaufman, Man of all Seasons for all Albanians

Letter to the Publisher   August 29, 2017 Illyria Newspaper 481 8th Avenue #536 New York, NY 10001   Dear... »

The Open Couple returns to New York exclusively for the Albanian-American community

The Open Couple of written by husband and wife playwrights, Dario Fo and Franca Rame and has been a theatrical... »

Nesko Selim will be remembered for his love of life

On July 27, 2017, Mr. Nesko Selim, the oldest son of Bardhonja and Hysen Selim, passed away in young age.... »

CIP Executive Director Schwartz on Antifascist Defense

Speaking on behalf of himself and his family, Center for Islamic Pluralism Executive Director Stephen Suleyman Schwartz has called on... »

Dr. Agim Leka urges Croatia to grant asylum to Ismail Morina, reject extradition to Serbia

To the ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Washington D.C.: Dear Sir, From the media, I learned that the Albanian... »

Richard Lukaj Elected to World Affairs Forum Board

Albanian-American Richard Lukaj is one of the three new members from Greenwich elected to the Board of Directors of the... »

Milosevic Lost Kosova: Can Serbia Let Go?

Serbia wants to join the European Union (EU). Brussels is clear: no EU membership for Serbia until it normalizes relations... »

Bank Street Charity Invitational nets more than $100,000.00 for various charities

A tradition that began with NAAC’s Hands of Hope, lives on – Founder and President Richard Lukaj applauds the continual... »

International Exchange Programs Receive Unprecedented Support

(Huffington Post) It has been a busy summer for those of us who promote the growth and impact of international... »

Statement on Leaked Letter in Bytyqi Case

Yesterday, Kurir published a letter from members of the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, including its Chair... »


Washington DC Branch Joins Candlelight Vigil for Dr. Liu Xiaobo   “Communism proved to be a medicine more dangerous than... »

“This will help the United States counter Russia’s destabilizing activities in the Balkans”

ENGEL STATEMENT ON PASSAGE OF NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT WASHINGTON—Representative Eliot L. Engel, Ranking Member of the House Committee on... »

Massive support for Mark Gjonaj locks his name in the Democratic primary ballot

The Board of Elections needs only 450 voter signatures to add a candidate in the Democratic Party primary ballot for... »

“The pursuit of happiness…”

By Richard Lukaj On July 4, 1776, those words became part of the United States Declaration of Independence, the watershed... »


Ancient Cuisine of Illyrians   By Shqipe Malushi There is an ancient Illyrian saying: “When the rock moves from its... »

Under pressure from Trump, NATO members are raising defense spending

By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Europe and Canada will raise defense spending at the fastest pace for three years... »

Senate Republicans struggle to salvage major healthcare legislation sought by President Trump

By Susan Cornwell and Yasmeen Abutaleb WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. Senate Republican struggled on Wednesday to salvage major... »

USCIS to Naturalize 15,000 New Citizens During Independence Day Holiday

Citizenship candidates take the Oath at public parks and historic landmarks nationwide   WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)... »

Albanian Socialists Pledge Reforms, Jobs After Election Win Confirmed

By Benet Koleka, REUTERS TIRANA — Albania’s ruling Socialist Party pledged on Tuesday to flush out corrupt judges, create more... »

In Memory of the Victims of Chameria

Today we commemorate the last act of genocide against the ethnic Albanians of Chameria by Greece. The Chams have a... »