Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP
Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP
Saudi Arabia

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, ex-energy minister who led Saudi Arabia through 1973 oil crisis, dies at 90

  • The long-serving oil minister, who held the position for 24 years, died in London
  • In 1975, the Harvard graduate was among the 11 Opec ministers taken hostage in Vienna by a Venezuelan terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal

Topic |   Saudi Arabia
Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP
Former Saudi oil minister Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani. File photo: AP
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