Five years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, her nation is riven by war

October 7, 2016 5:31 AM

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Five years after winning the Nobel Peace Prize, her nation is riven by war

Yemeni journalist and activist Tawakkol Karman was the most prominent leader of the 2011 revolution in Yemen, part of the wave of uprisings that swept the Arab world five years ago and led to the ousting of longtime autocrat Ali Abdullah Saleh. She was awarded the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize -- the first Arab woman to receive the honor -- in recognition of her work.

At the time, Karman called the award “a victory for our revolution, for our methods, for our struggle, for all Yemeni youth, and all the youth in the Arab world — in Tunisia, in Egypt, everywhere.”

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