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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 […]

Video: Libya Stages Volleyball Competition

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:

Video: Drivers Battle it out in Dunes

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.

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Corinthia Hotel to Stay Open

The Corinthia five-star hotel in Tripoli is still open, “with minimal maintenance work being carried out by our skeleton staff, but we are not operating because there is no business at the moment.” Alfred Pisani (pictured), founder of the Corinthia Group, told The Malta Independent that infrastructural damage from the attacks in January, in which […]

Video: Leptis Magna: Libya’s Forgotten Ancient City

From The Telegraph. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Libya Business News. For over 900 years Leptis Magna – once the pride of the Roman Empire in Africa – lay hidden, forgotten by man, beneath Libya’s sand dunes. Now, excavated and magnificent on a promontory overlooking […]

BurgerFuel Drops Plans for Libya

By John Lee. New Zealand-owned fast food outlet BurgerFuel has reportedly stopped plans to open in Libya, as a result of the civil war in the country. According to TVNZ, CEO Josef Roberts has also told shareholders that the company has also suspended its operations in Iraq. (Source: TVNZ)

Tobruk “KFC” a Fraud

Libya Herald reports that KFC is threatening to sue the owners of a fast food outlet in Tobruk which is falsely claiming to be an official franchise. A spokesman for the US-based Yum Brands, which owns the KFC brand, told the news agency: “We are shocked with the news that a KFC outlet has opened […]