Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 17:22 ( 15:22 GMT )
The July 7 elections provided Libyans an historic opportunity to vote in meaningful national polls for the first time in almost six decades. The Carter Centre was honoured to be invited to observe the elections, and congratulates the Libyan people, the High National Elections Commission (HNEC), and the National Transitional Council (NTC) for their dedication and efforts to support Libya’s democratic transition.
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said it is concerned by the security situation in the country’s east, where a rebel group of former solders - known as M23 - has made advances in recent days, a UN spokesperson has said.
At an historic gathering on the issue of conventional arms, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged member states to work towards a treaty to regulate the trade in such weapons, stressing that a set of rules on this matter is long overdue.
Libya have a tough nut to crack Tuesday if they are to reach the final of the 9th Arab Nations Cup as they will be meeting hosts Saudi Arabia as the the runners-up with the highest score in the group matches.
Almost Dawn in Libya, a collaborative project for which eight photographers raised money for four simultaneous Libyan exhibitions of photographs from the country’s conflict reached its fundraising goal of $40,000 and will be completed in the next few weeks. The exhibition will be showing in four Libyan cities starting July 1.
Karen Dabrowska, who worked in JANA, the news agency of the former Libyan government for 20 years has just launched three books in London, namely: The Libyan Revolution: diary of Gaddafi’s newsgirl in London, Into the Abyss: Human Rights Violations in Bahrain and Suppression of the Popular Movement for Change, and Melancholy Memories, Foreign Dream.
There was no law against genocide in the early 1940s; it only became an internationally recognised crime after the worst genocide of modern history had actually happened. Similarly, there is no law against “ecocide” now. That will only come to pass when the damage to the environment has become so extreme that large numbers of people are dying from it even in rich and powerful countries.
The Gaddafi Archives: Libya Before the Arab Spring is part of the London Festival of Photography. Many of the pictures and documents are exhibits that have never been seen before. They were found in Libyan state intelligence buildings and destroyed Gaddafi family residences by Human Rights Watch's Emergencies Director Peter Bouckaert who photographed and documented them on site.
Marriage is an institution that helps establish the generation. Islam considers marriage as a solemn family relationship between a man and a woman.
America’s military intervention in Iraq resulted in destruction, bloodshed, suffering and misery. That is the unequivocal message from a powerful exhibition Iraq: How, Where for Whom? Hanaa’ Malallah, Peter Kennard and Cat Phillipps portray the war as a lust for oil and dollars which has brought nothing but suffering and destruction to the people of Iraq.
Deeply informed by inside access to the Obama administration’s decision-making process and first-hand interviews with protestors, politicians, diplomatic and journalists, Marc Lynch’s The Arab Uprisings: The Unfinished revolutions of the New Middle East is an unprecedented and indispensable guide to the changing lay of the land in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today called for the protection of Libya’s Old City of Ghadamès inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1986.
Elegance has an address: Gallery 17 in London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. On display in this small gallery is a unique garment: a golden cape made from silk extracted from more than a million female golden orb spiders abundant throughout Madagascar.
For the second time in as many days at the Cannes Film Festival in France, Harvey Weinstein has gotten political, by buying “The Oath of Tobruk,” a documentary about the 2011 Libyan revolution.
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