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Tunisia turns to Star Wars to boost tourism

Tunis, Tunisia - Two dozen white-clad Imperial Troopers and other Star Wars characters marched Wednesday down a stately, tree-lined avenue in Tunis — a site where activists once fought riot police...

With rare speech, Algeria's ailing Bouteflika starts new term

Algiers - Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was sworn in for a fourth term on Monday after he easily won an election opponents dismissed as rigged to return the ailing leader to power for...

In Algiers, Bouteflika takes fourth oath to lead a fractured Algeria

Algeria's president has taken his oath of office for a fourth term. In power since 1999, Abdelaziz Bouteflika officially received 81.5 percent of the vote in the April 17 election....

Tunisia's currency reserves fall to record low

Tuins - A worsening trade deficit has further eroded Tunisia's foreign currency reserves, which are now equal to just 93 days of import cover, official figures showed on Monday....

Fitch Affirms Tunisia at 'BB-'/'BB'; Outlook Negative

Paris - Fitch Ratings has affirmed Tunisia's Long-term foreign and local currency IDRs at 'BB-' and 'BB' respectively. The issue ratings on...
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