Culture

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...

Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

  • 8 October 2017 - 21:00
Libyan author Hisham Matar wins The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for “The Return”

The Libyan author Hisham Matar has won a new international literary award for his book "The Return." On Thursday, the New York-born writer was awarded The Geschwister-Scholl-Preis for his "The Return" book, which recounts the story of his search for his father's disappearance details when he...

Tubu Culture Day celebrated in Libya’s Sabha

  • 17 September 2017 - 09:08
Tubu Culture Day celebrated in Libya’s Sabha

The Tubu Culture Day Festival was kicked off Saturday in Sabha in the presence of civil societies, residents, elders and officials from the city. The festival saw many activities including Tubu poetry that spoke of the tribe's culture and traditions over the years. The Tubu tribe is one of...

Libyan rappers travel on boat to Italy for their right to sing

  • 3 August 2017 - 19:39
Libyan rappers travel on boat to Italy for their right to sing

A group of rappers who say they had to flee Libya for their art were on their way to Italy Wednesday after being rescued by a charity boat. The self-described musicians were among a group of 17 mostly Libyan men picked up by the Aquarius, a vessel operated by French NGO SOS Mediterranee and...

Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

  • 25 July 2017 - 20:21
Cultural salon in London: National integrity of Arab Jews

A cultural salon took place in London on July 21 and revolved around the national integrity of Arab Jews and their integration to their countries from which they were forced out. The Chairman of the Libyan Jews Union, Raphael Luzon said at the salon that he rejects being described as a Zionist...

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...