Culture

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...

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...

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...

Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

  • 25 December 2016 - 21:12
Second National Gathering for Creativity kicked off in Tripoli

On Saturday, the Second National Gathering for Creativity was kicked off at the Royal Palace of Tripoli under the logo of (Culture Gathers Us). The gathering saw the participation of a number of art pundits, literature professors and writers as well as artists. The Second National...

Archaeologists unearthed Bronze Age settlement remains in Iraq

  • 8 November 2016 - 11:39
Archaeologists unearthed Bronze Age settlement remains in Iraq

Sci-News - An international team of archaeologists has uncovered the remains of a large Bronze Age settlement not far from the town of Dohuk in northern Iraq. The settlement was established in about 3000 BC, and was able to flourish for more than 1,200 years, according to the team, led by Prof....

Egyptian National Commission for Museums: Libyan cultural legacy in danger

  • 27 October 2016 - 10:40
Egyptian National Commission for Museums: Libyan cultural legacy in danger

Egyptian National Commission for Museums warned of the selling of Libya’s cultural legacy and antiquities in the world market. In a statement on Wednesday, the Egyptian National Commission for Museums said Libyan archeological sites and museums have been in danger since 2012. It alluded...

Libyans and Iraqis are the most generous in the world, study suggests

  • 25 October 2016 - 18:37
Libyans and Iraqis are the most generous in the world, study suggests

A war-torn state and a country ruled by an oppressive military junta for decades are home to the world's most generous people, research suggests. People in Iraq are the kindest to strangers, while Myanmar's residents give the most away, according to the CAF World Giving Index 2016. In the...

Muslims mark Ashura day on Tuesday, October 11th

  • 10 October 2016 - 19:46
Muslims mark Ashura day on Tuesday, October 11th

On Tuesday, Libyans and all Muslims across the world will be celebrating Ashura, which is a prominent day for all Muslims but one which is also at the heart of the split between Sunni and Shiite Muslims. Ashura means “10” and occurs on the 10th day of Muharram, the first month of the Islamic...

International Translation Day celebrated worldwide on Friday

  • 1 October 2016 - 12:00
International Translation Day celebrated worldwide on Friday

The International Translation Day was observed on Friday around the globe, including Libya. The aim of day is to show solidarity of the worldwide translation community. In 1991 FIT (International Federation of Translators) launched the idea of an officially recognised International...

Obama inaugurates first African-American historical museum in the US

  • 24 September 2016 - 19:10
Obama inaugurates first African-American historical museum in the US

The first black president of the US has formally opened the first US national museum about the African-American history in Washington DC. Barack Obama said the $540m (£415m) museum represented a "common journey towards freedom". The building, designed by British architect David...

15-year-old Saudi girl proposes hijab-wearing emoji

  • 15 September 2016 - 17:27
15-year-old Saudi girl proposes hijab-wearing emoji

A Saudi teenager living in Germany has proposed designing a headscarf emoji. Rayouf Alhumedhi, 15, has sent a proposal to The Unicode Consortium, a non-profit corporation that reviews and develops new emojis. The idea gained the backing of the co-founder of online discussion forum...

Comic Con International gallery to take place in Tripoli International Fair

  • 6 September 2016 - 17:12
Comic Con International gallery to take place in Tripoli International Fair

Preparations are underway for the first ever Comic Con International gallery that will feature Manga comics and digital arts in Libya. The gallery will take place in Tripoli International Fair between September 22 and 24 and it will be supervised by Ariti Organisation for Culture and...