It’s Friday 18th September, this is the news in 60 seconds

In today’s newspapers.

US to name Qatar as Major Non NATO ally – or MNNA.

The United States hopes to move forward with naming Qatar as a major non NATO ally. A status that provides foreign nations with benefits in defence trade, and security cooperation, said a senior US official yesterday.

MNNA status gives a country preferential access to US military equipment and technology, including free surplus material, expedited export processing, and prioritised cooperation on training. currently 17 countries globally have MNNA status, including Kuwait and Bahrain.

­­­­­­­­­US pursuing various options to end Gulf crisis

Timothy Lenderking the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, has said “we think on the necessity of the Gulf to reunify. So though it may not be a matter of weeks, we are still very dedicated to resolving the crisis. We are in contact with all of the parties on a pretty vigorous basis.”

Qatar launches employment guidance tool for hotel sector

A guidance tool to promote fair recruitment and employment standards in the hospitality sector in Qatar, was launched by the Minister of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs at a webinar yesterday.

Counter Airways to expand network to 90 destinations.

Qatar Airways continues to lead the aviation industry offering more global connectivity than any other airline.

Active cases of COVID-19 are now 2,872

Of those being tested,  6 in 100 people are testing positive.

17 cases in the last 24 hour period were returning travelers, that are now in quarantine.

Don’t forget to visit our best friends at ‘Hello Qatar’. And checkout their article on 4 things to do in Doha this weekend.

That’s all for today. Have a fabulous Friday, and I’ll see ya tomorrow.

Qatar News in 60 Seconds – Friday 18th September

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In today’s newspapers, read by Brian Candy

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