Obama says Tunisia to be non-NATO ally of US

President Barack Obama listens as Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi speak during their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday elevated Tunisia to new allied status, promising financial and security assistance to ensure the North African country’s transition to democracy remains a success in a fragile region.

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