Culture

Turkey lifts ban on headscarf for female army officers

  • 22 February 2017 - 22:27
Turkey lifts ban on headscarf for female army officers

BBC - A ban on female army officers in Turkey wearing the Muslim headscarf has been lifted by the government. The military is the last Turkish institution to see the ban removed. It has long been seen as the guardian of Turkey's secular constitution. Wearing headscarves in public...

Archaeologists discover new Dead Sea scrolls cave

  • 11 February 2017 - 15:22
Archaeologists discover new Dead Sea scrolls cave

Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years. Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s. Storage...

Tripoli International Fair 45th Exhibition to kick off this April

  • 5 February 2017 - 19:49
Tripoli International Fair 45th Exhibition to kick off this April

The Exhibitions Authority in Libya announced on Sunday that the 45th Exhibition will take place next April at the Tripoli International Fair. It explained that the 45th Exhibition will last from April 02 to April 12 at the Tripoli International Fair in the center of Tripoli. "It is a...

World Hijab Day celebrated by many non-Muslim women

  • 1 February 2017 - 20:24
World Hijab Day celebrated by many non-Muslim women

Campaigners behind World Hijab Day (February 1) are urging non-Muslims to wear the Islamic headscarf to show solidarity and help fight ‘bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice’. Hijab A common form of headscarf worn by Muslim women that covers the head and neck but leaves the face...

George Orwell’s 1984 novel is best-seller again over similarities to Trump’s ruling style

  • 26 January 2017 - 20:12
George Orwell’s 1984 novel is best-seller again over similarities to Trump’s ruling style

CNN - 2017 has been "doubleplusgood" for sales of George Orwell's "1984." The famed dystopian novel of life in a totalitarian state sat at No. 6 on Amazon's bestseller list Tuesday morning. On Monday, too, the book hovered between No. 5 and No. 7 on that same bestseller list, as CNN's Brian...

Libyan archaeologists strike cooperation with Durham University

  • 23 January 2017 - 14:54
Libyan archaeologists strike cooperation with Durham University

The Libyan Archaeology Authority has attended a meeting with representatives from the British Durham University in Tunisia in a bid to strike an agreement on cooperation in the archaeological fields with the university's expertise. The two parties also agreed that Durham University would...

Libyan archaeologists strike cooperation with Durham University

  • 23 January 2017 - 14:48
Libyan archaeologists strike cooperation with Durham University

The Libyan Archaeology Authority has attended a meeting with representatives from the British Durham University in Tunisia in a bid to strike an agreement on cooperation in the archaeological fields with the university's expertise. The two parties also agreed that Durham University would...

Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

  • 25 December 2016 - 21:12
Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

On Saturday, the Second National Gathering for Creativity was kicked off at the Royal Palace of Tripoli under the logo of (Culture Gathers Us). The gathering saw the participation of a number of art pundits, literature professors and writers as well as artists. The Second National...

Aphrodite sculpture from Libya found in Geneva along other artifacts

  • 3 December 2016 - 13:16
Aphrodite sculpture from Libya found in Geneva along other artifacts

Nine artifacts were confiscated in Switzerland by the Geneva Investigations Bureau, including three sculptures from Libya, Syria and Yemen. One of the stolen artifacts is allegedly a sculpture for Aphrodite - the Greek goddess of love and beauty - looted from Libya while the others were some...

Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convenes

  • 20 November 2016 - 11:28
Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convenes

The Sorman Cultural and Traditional Festival convened in the city of Sorman on Saturday with the participation of more than 2000 knights along with their horses. The participants of the festival came from western region cities and provinces as well as from the mountain districts, according...