Culture

Roman era archaeological site unearthed in Libya’s Tripoli

  • 23 March 2019 - 12:12
Roman era archaeological site unearthed in Libya’s Tripoli

Security apparatuses of the Libyan Tripoli-based Interior Ministry have dug out a Roman era archaeological site in Gergaresh neighborhood in the capital. On Facebook, the apparatuses said the site was discovered while repairing work was being done to sewerage in Gergaresh. Earlier, another...

882 publishing houses from 30 countries at Muscat International Book Fair

  • 20 February 2019 - 21:40
882 publishing houses from 30 countries at Muscat International Book Fair

The exhibition, which starts at the reception of its visitors Thursday morning at the Amman Convention and Exhibition Centre, provides 523 thousand titles in various fields of arts, literature and knowledge. The province of Buraimi, located in northwest Oman, is the guest of honor of the 24th...

882 publishing houses from 30 countries at Muscat International Book Fair

  • 20 February 2019 - 21:40
882 publishing houses from 30 countries at Muscat International Book Fair

The exhibition, which starts at the reception of its visitors Thursday morning at the Amman Convention and Exhibition Centre, provides 523 thousand titles in various fields of arts, literature and knowledge. The province of Buraimi, located in northwest Oman, is the guest of honor of the 24th...

Libya returned 1,700 artifacts looted since 2011

  • 25 October 2018 - 21:53
Libya returned 1,700 artifacts looted since 2011

Insecurity and looting have hit Libya’s archaeological sites in the chaos and fighting that followed the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011, as rival groups struggle to consolidate control of the country. Ahmed Hussein is Head of the Eastern Libya Antiquities Department. He explained...

Libya urges Spain to speed up return of stolen Greek-era antiquities

  • 25 June 2018 - 10:36
Libya urges Spain to speed up return of stolen Greek-era antiquities

The deputy head of Libya's  Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig demanded on Sunday Spain hand over smuggled Libyan antiquities recently seized by Madrid. Mitig made his remarks during a meeting with Spanish Ambassador to Libya Francisco de Miguel in the capital Tripoli, according to a statement by...

Moroccan community in Libya celebrate Eid Al-Fatr, launch hashtag #mydocument

  • 19 June 2018 - 10:41
Moroccan community in Libya celebrate Eid Al-Fatr, launch hashtag #mydocument

The Moroccan community in Libya, under the auspices of "Libya-Morocco Friendship Association" organized a celebration of Aid Al-Fatr at Al-Kashaf Theater in Tripoli.  The celebration showcased the Moroccan traditional and cultural merits for the families living in Libya through stage...

Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

  • 31 May 2018 - 15:32
Libya holds Ramadan Iftar for over 1300 illegal immigrants in Tripoli

The Libyan anti-immigration authority held Wednesday a Ramadan Iftar for nearly 1,300 illegal immigrants inside a reception center in the capital Tripoli. The Iftar (breakfast), an evening meal where Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset, was also attended by the head of the authority,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...