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 migrant rescue ship Aquarius was at the center of the EU migrant debate this week. The vessel had been in limbo for 4 days after picking up 141 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from Libya to Europe. Six EU member states finally struck a deal to disembark and distribute the migrants. NGOs say it's time for permanent EU-wide policies on migrants. Jake Cigainero reports from Paris.