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Libya hopes FIFA visit ends Ban on Hosting Matches

By John Lee. The Libyan Football Federation (LFF) hopes FIFA‘s recent visit to the country will help lift a ban on it hosting matches. Veron Mosengo-Omba, FIFA’s director of African and Caribbean Member Associations, said in Tripoli: “My presence is the kick-off of the process to bring international football matches (back) in Libya. It is […]

Gadaffi was ‘hours away’ from buying Man United

By John Lee. Colonel Gaddafi was reportedly ‘hours away’ from buying a major stake in the British football club Manchester United. Turkish-Cypriot financier Mehmet Dalman told the Sunday Times that he flew to Libya to discuss a deal to buy out John Magnier and JP McManus’s 29.9-percent shareholding in 2004. After discussions broke down over price, Gaddafi […]

Video: Libya’s 17-yr-old Olympic Swimming Hopeful

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. She grew up in Malta, and now trains in a rural England — but 17-year-old Daniah Hagul will be the only woman swimmer representing Libya and the Olympics in Rio:

Libya’s World Heritage Sites put on Danger List

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee has placed the five World Heritage sites of Libya on the List of World Heritage in Danger because of damage caused by the conflict affecting the country and the threat of further damage it poses. The five sites are: Archaeological Site of Cyrene (pictured); Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna; Archaeological Site […]