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The House of Leaves in Tirana, the former headquarters of communist Albania’s infamous Sigurimi secret police, is now open to visitors as a museum. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Sometime during the seven years, three months and 10 days that he spent locked in a labour camp in communist Albania, architect and painter Maks Velo (...)

An Albanian opposition supporter clashes with  police  during a rally called by the opposition to demand the resignation of  interior minister Fatmir Xhafaj in Tirana, Albania, in May 2018. His brother was suspected of drug smuggling. File photograph: Gent Shkullaku/AFP/Getty

Klodiana Lala draws a triangle in the air to explain the power structure she explores as one of Albania’s leading investigative journalists. “I see p(...)

Albania’s prime minister Edi Rama: “In 10 years’ time it will be a different place and we will have a state that functions totally differently.”  Photograph:  Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Psychedelic shapes swarm over the walls of Edi Rama’s office and coloured pencils and paints cover his desk, but they cannot brighten the mood of the (...)

A Serbian flag held aloft during a protest march against President Aleksandar Vucic in Belgrade on Saturday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic

Thousands of protesters have marched through the capitals of Serbia and Albania to demand the resignation of leaders they accuse of undermining democr(...)

A supporter of the opposition party throws a flare during an anti-government protest in front of the parliament in Tirana, Albania yesterday. Photograph: Florion Goga/Reuters

Thousands of Albanians protested on Tuesday outside parliament in their capital, Tirana, to demand the resignation of prime minister Edi Rama’s govern(...)