Middle East

Yamani, the Saudi oil minister who brought the West to its knees

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 1976, file photo, Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani listens to newsmen's questions during a news conference at Doha, Qatar, after he arrived to attend OPEC meeting. Yamani, a long-serving oil minister in Saudi Arabia who led the kingdom through the 1973 oil crisis, the nationalization its state energy company and later found himself kidnapped by the assassin Carlos the Jackal, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in London. He was 90. (AP Photo, File)

 

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