TUNIS (Reuters) - US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Tunisia on Thursday to carry out economic and political reform as it emerges from authoritarian rule and praised the country for aiding refugees from fighting in Libya. Protests that forced former President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to flee Tunisia on Jan. 14 have sparked uprisings across the Arab world, including in Libya where rebels are trying to fend off an offensive by veteran leader Muammar Gaddafi. Making her final stop on a trip that included Egypt, where former President Hosni Mubarak fell from power on Feb. 11, Clinton stressed the United States' desire to help Tunisia with its internal challenges and the refugee flows from Libya. Touring a Red Crescent training centre, Clinton said Tunisia needed to focus on creating jobs for the thousands of people whose meagre prospects helped fuel its revolution.