Qatar to withdraw from OPEC and focus on gas exports
Monday, December 3, 2018, 3:09 PM
Qatar will withdraw from the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January after nearly 60 years, country's energy minister Saad al-Kaabi said. The decision to withdraw from OPEC came after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy. Qatar is one of OPEC's smallest producers but the world's largest liquefied natural gas exporter.
Qatar Is First Gulf State to Offer Expat Permanent Residency
Friday, September 7, 2018, 11:10 AM
Qatar has become the first Gulf nation to offer permanent residency to expatriates. The country's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani has issued a decree allowing a maximum of 100 expatriates to gain permanent residency each year. Children of Qatari mothers, and skilled expatriates who have lived in the country for more than 20 years will be given priority.