Culture

Libya Quran Memorization Contest Kicked off in Zuwara

  • 18 July 2016 - 10:40
Libya Quran Memorization Contest Kicked off in Zuwara

The Libyan local Quran Memorization Contest kicked off Sunday in Zuwara in its 25th edition by the Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Association. The contest will take place in Farhat Halab Hall with 33 participants from all Libyan cities. Libya is well known for holding annual Quran Memorization...

Al-Noor Quran Memorization Contest kicks off

  • 22 June 2016 - 15:46
Al-Noor Quran Memorization Contest kicks off

ON Wednesday the Tripoli Awqaf Office announced that Al-Naoor Quran Memorization Contest was launched in cooperation with Qimam Al-Andalus Organization. The contest was launched in Al-Noor mosque and is divided into four parts, in each part 20 contesters compete for memorizing the whole...

Libyan theater actress Suad Al-Haddad died

  • 14 June 2016 - 14:45
Libyan theater actress Suad Al-Haddad died

The Libyan dramatist Suad Al-Haddad died Monday after long battle against disease and she was buried in Alhadba cemetery in Tripoli. Suad started her theater work in Syria and then continued in different countries like Egypt and her home Libya in so many plays and theater...

China bans Muslim civil servants, students and children from fasting during Ramadan

  • 7 June 2016 - 16:19
China bans Muslim civil servants, students and children from fasting during Ramadan

Chinese officials have restricted civil servants, students and children in a mainly Muslim region from fasting during Ramadan, government websites said as the holy month began on Monday. The country’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years has banned government employees...

Ramadan starts in Libya and the Islamic world

  • 5 June 2016 - 17:32
Ramadan starts in Libya and the Islamic world

The holy month of Ramadan to start Monday in most of the Islamic countries around the world, including Libya. However all these countries must wait until the sunset of Sunday in order to see, whether by the naked eye or by telescopes, the Ramadan Crescent that marks the beginning of the...

Tutankhamun’s dagger proved to be of meteoric origin

  • 2 June 2016 - 17:47
Tutankhamun’s dagger proved to be of meteoric origin

The iron in the blade of one of the knives found with the mummy of Tutankhamun comes from one of the many meteorites that fell on the Egyptian desert and are still easy to find today. The life of Tutankhamun continues to surprise and fascinate Egyptologists. The report will be published over...

Shopping for Ramadan festival opens in Tripoli International Fair

  • 30 May 2016 - 10:11
Shopping for Ramadan festival opens in Tripoli International Fair

Tripoli International Fair launched Sunday the first Shopping for Ramadan Festival sponsored by the General Authority for Exhibitions and organised by Jeser company for communication and organising exhibitions, along with other companies Abd factories that took part in the fair. The Director...

Doha Film Institute-funded films awarded at Cannes

  • 23 May 2016 - 17:42
Doha Film Institute-funded films awarded at Cannes

Three movies co-financed by the Doha Film Institute have been awarded honors at the 69th Cannes Film Festival this week. The Salesman won Best Actor (Shahab Hosseini) and Best Screenplay; Divines won Camera d’or (a first for Arab cinema); and Mimosas won the Grand Prize at Critics’...

Tripoli Archeology Department launched Little Archeological Museum

  • 21 May 2016 - 10:57
Tripoli Archeology Department launched Little Archeological Museum

The Archeology Department in Tripoli launched Thursday the Little Archeological Museum in Tripoli's Red Castle. The museum aims to make children familiar with Libya's cultural and traditional heritage and make them acquainted with the country's history so that they learn to maintain...

Al-Kouni: Libya’s cultural and archeological fortunes must be protected

  • 18 May 2016 - 20:23
Al-Kouni: Libya’s cultural and archeological fortunes must be protected

The Deputy Head of the Presidential Council of the UN-backed GNA, Mousa Al-Kouni, said Tuesday that all Libyan must be unified to protect their cultural heritage in Libya. Al-Kouni added, in his speech at the Libyan Museum celebrating International Museums Day, that the division in Libya led...