Culture

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...

Spain nabs IS-linked experts selling looted Libyan artifacts

  • 29 March 2018 - 22:00
Spain nabs IS-linked experts selling looted Libyan artifacts

Two Spanish art experts suspected of running a ring that sold antiques looted from archaeological sites in Libya by groups linked to the Islamic State (Isis) terror group have been arrested, police said Wednesday. Officers seized "numerous works of art", including seven mosaics and a...

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...

Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

  • 11 December 2017 - 13:36
Erato human rights film festival launched in Tripoli

A festival for documentary films and short films on human rights issue under the name Erato with the slogan "I'm human" has opened in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The film festival will last for five days until December 14 and over 75 films will compete for three awards and the judges...