OPEC

03 Dec: Qatar To Withdraw From OPEC by January

Qatar is quitting the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) from January 2019, Saad al-Kaabi, the country’s energy minister said on Monday. The decision to withdraw from OPEC came after Qatar reviewed ways to enhance its role internationally and plan its long-term strategy, al-Kaabi told a news conference in Doha. Qatar, one of OPEC’s smallest producers but the world’s…

Japan-Passport

11 Oct: Japanese Passport is Now the Most Powerful in the World

The Japanese passport is now the most powerful in the world, the 2018 Henley Passport Index has said. Japanese passport holders can now travel to 190 countries in the world without a visa or granted visa on arrival access, overtaking the Singaporean passport, which allows travel to 189 destinations. The third spot is shared by Germany, South Korea and France with 188 destinations followed by Denmark,…