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Ahmed Zaki Yamani, 1930-2021


Issue 1121 - 04 Mar 2021

Sheikh Yamani became a household name when as Saudi energy minister he oversaw a global rise in oil prices and key elements of the kingdom’s transformation as an international power and modern economy. A leading figure under Kings Faisal and Khaled, Yamani was eventually removed by Fahd, with whom he had issues when the king was crown prince, as Saudi Arabia Newsletter reported at the time.

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