Culture

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...

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...