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  • CNA Monitoring Diplomatic Turmoil in Qatar

    Photo courtesy CNA Qatar.

    The College of the North Atlantic is carefully monitoring the global situation regarding Qatar.

    A growing number of countries, including Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are cutting diplomatic ties with the Arab country, amid allegations that it is supporting terrorist organizations.

    CNA has a campus in Qatar and college officials say the Canadian Embassy has not advised Canadians to do anything differently at this time.

    They are advising staff and students that things are business as usual as the Canadian Embassy in Doha has not changed the official risk level. CNA says while the situation is of political and diplomatic concern, there has been no indication that there is any increased security risk to students or staff.

    Classes are continuing without interruption during Ramadan. Officials say students are preparing for intersession exams in two weeks.

    Minister Watching Situation Closely

    Minister of Advanced Education and Skills, Gerry Byrne says CNAQ employs some 400 Canadians including 137 Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

    He says they are watching the situation closely, and will act if there’s any immediate cause for concern.

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