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July 21, 2007 - 0:0

TEHRAN -- The first volume of the translation of the Great Islamic Encyclopaedia will be published in 2008 under the chief editorship of Professor Wilferd Madelung.

Wendy Robinson, a Research Assistant at the Institute of Ismaili Studies’ Department of Academic Research and Publications (DARP) in London, announced its forthcoming publication at the MELCOM International (Middle East Libraries Committee) conference in Sarajevo in June. ---------------Iran establishes foundation for computer games TEHRAN -- The National Foundation of Computer Games (NFCG) has been established. The foundation is to carry out its activities under the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Cinematic Affairs and is to supervise computer games. -------------Music students to perform at Niavaran Cultural Center TEHRAN -- Tehran’s Niavaran Cultural Center will play host to the second festival of music schools from July 21 to 22. About 126 music students playing a range of 16 different instruments will be participating in the two-day event. The veteran musician Hushang Zarif will be honored during the gala for his life-long efforts and he will be holding a specialized workshop on July 22