Norwegian ambassador visits Arab News office

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Norwegian Ambassador Oyvind Stokke (right) meeting with Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas at the Arab News headquarters in Riyadh. (AN photo)
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Arab News Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas (2nd right0 and Deputy EIC Tarek Mishkas meeting with Norwegian Ambassador Oyvind Stokke and his group at the Arab News headquarters in Riyadh on Sunday. (AN photo)
Updated 02 September 2019

Norwegian ambassador visits Arab News office

Norwegian Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Oyvind Stokke visited Arab News office in Riyadh on Sunday.

He was received by the Editor in Chief Faisal J. Abbas who briefed him about the media’s role in Saudi Arabia and specifically Arab News.

The envoy who was accompanied by Anja Engen, political affairs officer, spoke about the economic cooperation between Norway and the Kingdom, particularly in the oil sector.

 


ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria

Updated 15 October 2019

ABC apologizes for video wrongly said to be from Syria

  • ABC says it relied on an outside source that it would not identify for the material
  • The mistake was first noticed by conservative media

NEW YORK: ABC News is apologizing for airing a video that it said depicted a Turkish attack on Kurds in Syria, but instead was taken at a military gun demonstration in Kentucky.
The brief footage was aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” on Monday. The network said it “appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack.”
ABC says it relied on an outside source that it would not identify for the material. It gave no immediate explanation Tuesday for how it got through.
The mistake was first noticed by conservative media, which had suggested ABC was trying to make President Trump look bad. Trump has been criticized for withdrawing US troops from Syria, enabling Turkey to attack.
ABC had no comment on the accusations.