Culture

Koran memorization contest for females and males kicks off

  • 2 May 2016 - 21:54
Koran memorization contest for females and males kicks off

25th Koran memorization contest for males and the 10th contest for females has been launched. The contests are organised by the Koran department and Prophetic Sunna in Awkaf, the Endowment Bureau in Tripoli. Theyare going to take place on May 2,3 and 4 at the Baqi Mosque,...

Gharyan Spring Festival comes to an end

  • 30 April 2016 - 17:11
Gharyan Spring Festival comes to an end

The third version of the Gharyan Spring Festival has finished Saturday after three days of various activities. Gharyan Spring Festival included many entertainment and cultural activities as well as traditional clothes and antiques display. Many societies and residents took part in the...

Zliten: Educational lectures to warn of the risks of litter on environment

  • 27 April 2016 - 10:38
Zliten: Educational lectures to warn of the risks of litter on environment

Martyr Charity for volunteer works has launched a campaign in link with the media office of the education department in Zliten city to present educational lectures to warn of the risks of throwing waste on environment and how recycling the water could solve the problem. The Charity named the...

Nalut Higher Institute opens photographs gallery

  • 27 April 2016 - 10:04
Nalut Higher Institute opens photographs gallery

the Higher Institute in Nalut city opened Wednesday a photographs gallery in the presence of the Head of the institute and some important figures from the city. The gallery saw also a short play themed to show the daily life of a student at the institute and his the education level given to...

Gharyan Scots to parade the third Spring Festival

  • 27 April 2016 - 09:39
Gharyan Scots to parade the third Spring Festival

Gharyan Scots have announced that they will take part in the third Spring Festival in the city on April 28-29. Gharyan Scots said they will present photos and traditions related to their field of work in addition to some folklore from the city. The Gharysn Spring Festival will also...

Abu Saleem Municipality advocates Education Exceptionalism Award

  • 26 April 2016 - 19:58
Abu Saleem Municipality advocates Education Exceptionalism Award

The Municipality of Abu Saleem in Tripoli has launched the second Education Exceptionalism Award for the 2015/2016 term. The award will be given to the exceptional male teacher, exceptional female teacher and exceptional student within the Municipality of Abu...

Syria: Watercolor paintings in Damascus Art Exhibition

  • 26 April 2016 - 18:33
Syria: Watercolor paintings in Damascus Art Exhibition

The Syrian Plastic Artists Union organized an exhibition at al-Shaab Art Gallery in Damascus showcasing 60 paintings by artist Fouad Abu Turabeh, who used different watercolor techniques. Artist, Abu Turabeh, who selected the phrase “Souria Ya Habibati” (Syria My Love) as the title of...

Cultural and Traditional Displays Gallery kicked off in Tarhouna

  • 16 April 2016 - 19:57
Cultural and Traditional Displays Gallery kicked off in Tarhouna

The Literature and Science Faculty in Al-Zaytona University, Tarhouna launched Saturday the Cultural and Traditional Displays Gallery. The Cultural and Traditional Displays Gallery is attended by many schools and learning institutions in the city of Tarhouna and it will last for three...

Refugee teachers return to school again to train for work in Germany

  • 14 April 2016 - 19:39
Refugee teachers return to school again to train for work in Germany

Syrian asylum seeker Alaa Kassab can't believe her luck. Four months after arriving in Germany, the 23-year-old English instructor has joined a program that gives refugee teachers German lessons and qualifies them to work in German schools. Along with 25 other migrants, mainly from Syria, Kassab...

Italy and Iran have signed a fashion deal

  • 13 April 2016 - 19:29
Italy and Iran have signed a fashion deal

Italy on Wednesday became the first European country to take steps to help its fashion industry build a stronger presence in Iran following the lifting of Western sanctions. The two countries signed an agreement during a two-day visit by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a delegation of...

Tripoli International Fair shuts doors till next year

  • 12 April 2016 - 18:20
Tripoli International Fair shuts doors till next year

Tripoli International Fair has come to an end Tuesday evening in its forty-fourth round this year. The fair was a display of various local products such as handicrafts, food commodities, and other manufactured goods as well as some oil and gas products. The Tripoli international Fair's...

Ajdabia War Museum inaugurated

  • 10 April 2016 - 09:41
Ajdabia War Museum inaugurated

Ajdabia citizens have celebrated Saturday the fifth anniversary of freeing the country from Gaddafi brigades back in 2011 by inaugurating a war museum in the city. the war museum includes war reminisces and objects from the clashes that took place in the city five years ago. There are...

Vocational pay gap, women earn 15% less than men

  • 9 April 2016 - 11:56
Vocational pay gap, women earn 15% less than men

TUC finds young women earn on average only £8.50 an hour against £10 for men – a wider pay gap than for workers with academic qualificationsYoung women with vocational qualifications earn 15% less than their male peers, a significantly bigger pay gap than for those with academic qualifications,...

How long should a haircut last after you get one?

  • 6 April 2016 - 12:03
How long should a haircut last after you get one?

A good haircut lasts long after you leave the barbershop. But how long, exactly? To a large degree, the life span of a cut depends on the style, and theprevailing Brooklyn do — tight on the sides, with some length on top — puts guys, on average, in the chair once every three to six...

UK: New Royal Mail stamps to mark William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary

  • 5 April 2016 - 12:08
UK: New Royal Mail stamps to mark William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary

William Shakespeare will be honoured with a new set of stamps to mark the 400th anniversary of his death. Royal Mail is publishing ten first class stamps featuring famous phrases from the playwright’s repertoire to mark the impact his writing still makes today. Lines from Macbeth, Romeo...

Queen Elizabeth turns 90 this month, gives power-dressing statement on message through fashion

  • 4 April 2016 - 19:46
Queen Elizabeth turns 90 this month, gives power-dressing statement on message through fashion

When Princess Elizabeth was two-and-a-half-years old in November 1929, John Logie Baird staged his first experimental television broadcasts in London. The flickering pictures were black and white, consisting of only 30 lines of definition. When she was 10, the BBC became the world’s first...

Story of Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts

  • 3 April 2016 - 10:29
Story of Virginia Woolf’s last novel, Between the Acts

Virginia Woolf wrote Between the Acts shortly before she died and against a backdrop of turmoil and war. Today, her final novel is one of her least-known – and most striking. On 27 March 1941, Virginia Woolf wrote to her publisher, John Lehmann, and confided her worries about the novel she...

The Palestinian Museum to open next may in the West Bank

  • 28 March 2016 - 18:14
The Palestinian Museum to open next may in the West Bank

Palestine's most ambitious cultural heritage project is to open in May 2016 and will be the first public museum of its kind WEST BANK, Palestine - Atop the hills of Birzeit, a university town about 20 miles north of Jerusalem, a new, modern structure presides over the green, terraced...

Biggest discovery this century: Secret chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb discovered

  • 17 March 2016 - 11:42
Biggest discovery this century: Secret chambers in Tutankhamun’s tomb discovered

There are two previously secret chambers hidden in King Tutankhamun’s tomb, Egyptian officials have said. Hidden behind the walls of the Egyptian tomb are secret chambers, which could be “full of treasures”, according to previous statements by Egyptian officials. There is a 90 per cent...

Celebrating Cat Day in Japan, weird and funny

  • 22 February 2016 - 11:42
Celebrating Cat Day in Japan, weird and funny

Are you a cat person? If so, Japan is the place to be on 22 February because this is when Cat Day is celebrated. Now in its 30th year, Cat Day has lit up Japanese social media with endless portraits of ...cats as well as cat-themed doughnuts, cat-shaped biscuits, cat manga, cats staring...