Libya lies in the Maghreb region of northern Africa and borders the Mediterranean Sea. Since 2011 the Country has experienced political instability.
Muammar Gaddafi was one of the conspirators who overthrew the country's king in a military coup in 1969. He in turn was overthrown during the Libyan Civil War of 2011, in which the rebels were supported by NATO. Libya has a population of six million; it's largest city and capital is Tripoli. This is a compilation of DW content on Libya.
The Italian government has issued a cry for help saying it's overwhelmed by the number of migrants arriving on its shores - around 100,000 this year. Now the Italian government, backed by the European Commission, is busy preparing measures aimed at stopping private rescue ships from bringing more people to Italian ports. The topic is being hotly debated at the EU as Teri Schultz reports.
Overwhelmed by refugees, Italy has threatened to bar boats carrying migrants from its ports. EU interior ministers have agreed to develop a code of conduct for rescue ships. They are refusing to show any more solidarity.
The rights body has warned that Europe's reliance on Libya in stemming the migrant crisis puts those affected in extreme danger. Migrants risk either dying at sea or face grave rights abuses in Libya, Amnesty said.
Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must prove close family or business ties to the United States. The new guidelines come days after the US Supreme Court reinstated parts of Donald Trump's travel ban.