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 […]
The British Foreign Secretary has claimed that the Libyan city of Sirte could be the new Dubai. But in a statement that has been described as “crass, callous and cruel“, Boris Johnson added, “… all they have to do is clear the dead bodies away.” Various news agencies quote him as telling a Conservative Party […]
UNESCO was informed, by several sources on 21 September that military action is intensifying within and around the Archaeological Site of Sabratha in Libya, inscribed on the World Heritage List since 1982. In view of this situation, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, calls on all parties to cease violence and ensure the protection of […]
The Sixth Awssu International Beach Volleyball Championship started in Zuwara on Sunday. According to Xinhua, fourteen local and international teams are participating in the three-day tournament. Link to video. (Sources: Xinhua, Zuwara Mc)
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:
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 […]
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. Libyan volleyball players, joined by a team of amateur Spanish players, took part on Sunday in Zouwara, about 160 kilometres west of the Libyan capital Tripoli:
From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. With the engines throbbing, young Libyans battle it out among the sand dunes, not with Humvee fighting vehicles but brightly coloured and sporty four-wheel drives.