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Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Arabian Oil Minister Dies

Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the storied former Saudi Arabian oil minister who oversaw the 1973 oil embargo and made the kingdom an energy powerhouse has died.

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Jackie Northam is NPR's International Affairs Correspondent. She is a veteran journalist who has spent three decades reporting on conflict, geopolitics, and life across the globe - from the mountains of Afghanistan and the desert sands of Saudi Arabia, to the gritty prison camp at Guantanamo Bay and the pristine beauty of the Arctic.
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