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August 11 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Top stories

– Government-wide committee resumes visit to Sa'ada to complete assessment of damage as a result of fighting

– Sana'a security authorities arrest wanted individuals, large quantities of Hashish seized in Bajel and Marahidh

– Parliament refers election law amendment proposal to relevant authorities to study it

– Yemen to partake in 33rd International Geological Congress in Norway

Yemen is due to partake in the 33rd International Geological Congress (IGC) which will be held on 6-14 August in Norway, the website reported in one of its lead stories.

It continued that Head of the General Authority for Geological Survey and Minerals Ismael Al-Janad, who will represent Yemen in the congress, said that Yemen will introduce several work papers that will focus on geology of the nation and display the participants to investment opportunities in the minerals field.

According to the army's news website, Al-Janad said that Yemen will also participate in a geological exhibition to be held on the sidelines of the congress.

At the exhibition maps that show investment opportunities in Yemen would be displayed and distributed to the participants.