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Mayor Leads Village to Surprising Success

DEIR EL GHAZAL, Lebanon – Amid a collapsed banking system, corrupt and ineffective government and resulting na...

Bruna Koci [L] and Nikki Zeqiri

Young Albanians, Seeking Independence, Caught Between Old Ways - and the New

TIRANA, Albania – During the few nights I spent in this capital city I noticed the cafes and bars in my neighb...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Albanian Community Service
Activist Leads by Example

KRUJE, Albania – For the past several years I’ve served as a judge for a national service organization that aw...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Film Producer’s Work Helps
Ease Scars from Communist Era

TIRANA, Albania – To truly appreciate and understand freedom you either had to have fought for it or lived und...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Bonding at Breakfast with Tirana Hotelier

TIRANA, Albania – I’m eating breakfast at the City Hotel Tirana. A plain omelet, chunk of feta cheese, tasty l...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Teenaged Asylum-Seeker Returns Home to Forge Previously Unthinkable Career

TIRANA, Albania – In my 17th summer, I was preparing for my final year of high school and thinking about which...

Technology is everywhere, as you can see at this coffee shop in Tirana

Technology Enhances Travel, Diminishes Adventure

TIRANA, Albania – Last night, the White Sox beat the Yankees in a 9-8 thriller at the Dyersville, Iowa ballfie...

Long-Awaited Balkans Journey
Finally Achieved 47 Years Later

TIRANA, Albania – Do you have any idea how long I’ve waited to type that dateline? I’ll tell you....

Local Vaccine Center Impresses in its Operation

MAUMEE - Ohio -- When I arrived at the Lucas County [Ohio] Recreation Center on Feb. 17 at the pre-appointed t...

Seeking a Jerk Chicken Grill? See the Metal Man

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica  – I first spot him when we are stuck in evening traffic on one of the main commercial s...