Culture

Facebook to introduce dating service, Zuckerberg says

  • 1 May 2018 - 23:24
Facebook to introduce dating service, Zuckerberg says

  Facebook Inc will offer its first dating service, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday, signaling the entry of the world’s largest social network into a growing market that sent shares of established dating site operators tumbling, Reuters reported. Zuckerberg told software...

Spain nabs IS-linked experts selling looted Libyan artifacts

  • 29 March 2018 - 22:00
Spain nabs IS-linked experts selling looted Libyan artifacts

Two Spanish art experts suspected of running a ring that sold antiques looted from archaeological sites in Libya by groups linked to the Islamic State (Isis) terror group have been arrested, police said Wednesday. Officers seized "numerous works of art", including seven mosaics and a...

Punish A Muslim Day letters sweep through UK

  • 12 March 2018 - 20:47
Punish A Muslim Day letters sweep through UK

Anonymous letters arrived this weekend in plain white envelopes with second-class stamps, and were sent to people in at least six communities in England. Inside was a message so hateful that it sent out ripples of alarm and prompted a national counterterrorism investigation. The message said...

US, Libya sign MoU to combat looting of cultural properties

  • 22 February 2018 - 18:17
US, Libya sign MoU to combat looting of cultural properties

The Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi will sign a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection on February 23, 2018...

UK appoints Frank Baker as new Libya ambassador

  • 8 February 2018 - 20:26
UK appoints Frank Baker as new Libya ambassador

The UK has appointed a new ambassador to Libya, Frank Baker, to succeed Peter Millett.   The UK Foreign Office posted Thursday on its website that Baker will take up his appointment in February 2018.   The UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the UK is at the...

Rain fall leads to Archaeological discovery in Libya

  • 23 December 2017 - 21:09
Rain fall leads to Archaeological discovery in Libya

A Roman statue was discovered by citizens in the ancient city of Talmitha, east of Libya. The current heavy rain fall made the precious artifact visible to a private citizen, who reported the discovery to the local Tlemitha antiquity office. According to the Tlemitha antiquity office "the...

Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:36
Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

A festival for documentary films and short films on human rights issue under the name Erato with the slogan "I'm human" has opened in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The film festival will last for five days until December 14 and over 75 films will compete for three awards and the judges...

Cairo Institute screens 8 short films by young Libyan directors to promote human rights in Libya

  • 10 December 2017 - 12:54
Cairo Institute screens 8 short films by young Libyan directors to promote human rights in Libya

As a celebration of the International Day of Human Rights, which is the 10th of December of each year, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) presented eight short films produced by young (Libyan) directors. The films subjects dealt varied from freedom of expression to children's...

Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

  • 18 November 2017 - 21:14
Libyan Consulate files lawsuit against Tunisian TV Channel over “mockery of Libyans”

The Libyan Consulate in Tunis has lodged a lawsuit against Al-Tasea (9) TV Channel in Tunisia and the presenter Ameen Qara as well as the comedian Tariq Balouch for "mocking the Libyan people and their culture as well as dialect." "The Wednesday program on 9 TV Channel destroys the mutual...

Libya Special Deterrent Force shuts down Comic Con convention in Tripoli, arrests organisers

  • 4 November 2017 - 15:02
Libya Special Deterrent Force shuts down Comic Con convention in Tripoli, arrests organisers

A Libyan armed group said Saturday it had closed a comic book convention in Tripoli and detained the organisers for an "attack on morals and modesty" in the strife-ridden country. Hundreds of young Libyans on Friday flocked to the opening of the city's second Comic Con festival, including some...