Culture

Hobby Lobby agrees to forfeit thousands of Iraqi artifacts, pay $3 million fine

  • 6 July 2017 - 22:33
Hobby Lobby agrees to forfeit thousands of Iraqi artifacts, pay $3 million fine

Hobby Lobby agreed to forfeit thousands of artifacts from modern-day Iraq and pay a $3 million fine to resolve a civil action the Justice Department brought against the company, according to court documents. The DOJ said the company received the falsely labeled artifacts from a United Arab...

Tunisians jailed for not fasting in Ramadan

  • 14 June 2017 - 19:20
Tunisians jailed for not fasting in Ramadan

A leading rights group has condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast. A court in north-western Bizerte town sentenced the man to one month in jail for "public indecency". The ruling was an "absurd violation" of...

School gallery in Tripoli’s Sooq Al-Jumua district

  • 17 May 2017 - 12:19
School gallery in Tripoli’s Sooq Al-Jumua district

On Tuesday, Sooq Al-Jumua school in Tripoli held a traditional and cultural gallery for artworks done by the students and a number of teachers. The gallery came to celebrate the end of the school year in the presence of the district mayor Shaban Dadesh as well as several education officials in...

Tripoli hosts university-organised book gallery

  • 24 April 2017 - 22:17
Tripoli hosts university-organised book gallery

The Tripoli Media team has held a book gallery in coordination with "Libya Reads Campaign." on Sunday at the Tripoli University's Sciences Faculty. Five publishing houses took part in the gallery, according to the organisers. The book gallery was held to celebrate the World Book Day and...

Libya’s Peace, a singing epic to bring Libyans together

  • 30 March 2017 - 23:00
Libya’s Peace, a singing epic to bring Libyans together

Media figure, Atiyah Bani, said Thursday that he has finished writing the script and scenario for the singing epic Libya's Peace. Bani added that he had agreed with the poet Abdullah Al-Mizwaghi for the first verse part and will assign the second part to the poet Omar Ramadan. "Mohamed...

Libyan poets celebrate World Poetry Day in Tripoli

  • 21 March 2017 - 18:59
Libyan poets celebrate World Poetry Day in Tripoli

Many Libyan poets will take part on Tuesday evening in an open salon for poetry at the Hassan Al-Faqeeh Salon, Tripoli Old Town. The event will be organised by the Libyan Literary and Artistic Commission and will kick off with many poetic events and activities. World Poetry Day is...

Libyan students exhibit traditional costumes at Huddersfield University

  • 4 March 2017 - 13:11
Libyan students exhibit traditional costumes at Huddersfield University

Several Libyan students held an exhibition at the University of Huddersfield in the UK to showcase Libyan traditions. The event imcluded Libyan traditional costumes and foods as well as folklore music and dance. The event is aimed at getting Britons familiar with the Libyan variant...

UN and Unicef deplore child abuse and sexual abuse of migrants in Libya

  • 28 February 2017 - 12:47
UN and Unicef deplore child abuse and sexual abuse of migrants in Libya

BBC - The United Nations has warned that large numbers of children are still risking their lives to make the dangerous journey from Libya to Italy. Unicef says almost 26,000 children - most of them unaccompanied - crossed the Mediterranean last year. In its new report, Unicef says many children...

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...