30 iunie 2020

Surviving assassination attempts and being kidnapped by Carlos the Jackal: The extraordinary life of the oil man who was Mr OPEC


Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the former Saudi oil minister who was the public face of OPEC during the 1970s and ‘80s, turns 90 today. His life story is a biography in the name of oil.When Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani was born in Mecca on June 30, 1930, Saudi Arabia did not exist. It was only in September 1932 that Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud established the Wahabite Kingdom by uniting competing tribes.  Next to Liechtenstein, the only other state that carries the name of a family is the Saudi Kingdom. And [...]