The 2 Libyan brothers that made: Occupation 101, Sufyan Omeish & Abdallah Omeish and won several international awards.
Libyan Horse rider Abdul Majid Bushkaiwa, third place in the international show jumping competition held in Belgium last month.
Dr. Ashour Jebril, awarded the OBE by Queen Elizabeth for his medical services to disaster stricken countries and its not the title but the recognition of his excellent work recognised internationally but not deemed important to be reported on Arab media.
One of the most successful Libyans recently is of course Hisham Matar who won awards for his successful novel, In the Country of Men, the recent one being an award in Italy.
How could I forget this talented person?? Asia Al-Fasi, our own Anglo-Libyan who mashaAllah has acheived fame in the UK and Europe as a Manga artist and if that was not enough, she is Mani's sister too, thank you Safia for the reminder.
The only time recently where a Libyan topped Arab media headlines was unfortunately about the antics of the Libyan woman Shaha Riza Ali and Paul Wolfowitz, her story was headline news and many Arab readers made comments about us Libyans just because of her, to them she is our only claim to fame!
We might not have a proper national anthem, we might not have a proper flag to be proud of like any other nation but we do have people in our country that anyone would be proud of and say yes they are Libyan just as I am.