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Merriam-Webster dictionary : “feminism” word of the year

  • 13 December 2017 - 15:53
Merriam-Webster dictionary : “feminism” word of the year

Merriam-Webster said search of the word by people was up 70% on 2016, claiming that the interest in the expression was driven by women's marches, new TV shows and films on women's issues and the string of news stories on sexual assault and harassment claims. The dictionary defines feminism as...

Libyan Prime Minister and Al-Azhar Mosque Imam agree on awarding 100 scholarships to Libyan students

  • 13 December 2017 - 11:42
Libyan Prime Minister and Al-Azhar Mosque Imam agree on awarding 100 scholarships to Libyan students

The head of of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Faiz Al-Sarraj, visited the sheikh of Al-Azhar and was received by Imam Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mosque, Ahmed Al-Tayeb during his official visit to Egypt. The two sides agreed on the need to spread religious discourse, which establishes 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...

The Silence Breakers, named Time Magazine Person of the Year

  • 6 December 2017 - 15:47
The Silence Breakers, named Time Magazine Person of the Year

The Silence Breakers, women who broke silence on sexual abuse, named as Time Magazine Person of the Year. Time magazine wrote " the people who have broken their silence on sexual assault and harassment span all races, all income classes, all occupations and virtually all corners of the globe....

Libya signs a partnership initiative with Italy and the Mediterranean countries

  • 2 December 2017 - 11:31
Libya signs a partnership initiative with Italy and the Mediterranean countries

Presidential Council (PC) deputy, Ahmed Maitig, accompanied by foreign ministers of Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Lebanon and Italy held a signing ceremony on Friday in Rome, for the Erasmus initiative for student exchange. The signing highlights the support of higher education and training programs...

Libya blocks smuggling of 3000 turtles to Egypt

  • 26 November 2017 - 20:39
Libya blocks smuggling of 3000 turtles to Egypt

Libyan authorities intercepted a van laden with 3000 turtles at the checkpoint of Kharoba, Marij town in eastern Libya. The security patrol told the press that the turtles were coming from Benghazi and off to Tobruk in order to ultimately be smuggled to Egypt. Libya's natural resources have...

Armed group stops water pumping from Al-Hasawna site

  • 26 November 2017 - 14:12
Armed group stops water pumping from Al-Hasawna site

The Manmade River system declared the stoppage of water flow through the pipes of Al-Hasawna-Al-Jafara site, feeding the north-west cities, since Saturday. A statement posted on its Facebook page said "We demand that the official bodies in particular and the Libyan people in general protect this...

EU supports Libyan and European universities to train municipalities’ staffers

  • 25 November 2017 - 16:18
EU supports Libyan and European universities to train municipalities’ staffers

The Delegation of the European Union to Libya delivered this week a new training as part of an initiative linking together European and Libyan Universities to support training of staff from Libyan municipalities. This is part of the wider ‘Nicosia Initiative’, created by the EU’s Committee of...

Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

  • 21 November 2017 - 18:17
Libyans respond to slavery claims by selfies with African workers

Selfies for Libyans and African workers have gone viral on social media on Tuesday in a youths initiative that aimed at showing the true face of treatment for Africans by Libyans in the country. Many photos have been posted on social media showing Libyans and African workers in farms, shops,...

Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

  • 18 November 2017 - 17:57
Libyan boy kidnapped in Benghazi, abductors demand LYD2 million ransom

A Libyan boy named Abdelraoef Al-Ojali was kidnapped from Hay Al-Salam neighbourhood in Benghazi by unknown persons on Friday. The father of the boy told the press that the kidnappers called and asked for 2 million Libyan dinars (LYD) in order to return the nine year old kid to him and his...