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TEHRAN Zach Werenski Jersey , Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Iran's telecommunications minister said his country will legally sue a recent decision by Apple for removing Iranian apps from its App Store, Tehran Times daily reported on Friday.

Apple holds 11 percent share of the Iranian cellphone market, however, it has not observed the Iranian consumer rights, Mohammad Javad Azari-Jahromi was quoted as saying.

"We will legally sue (the issue of) removing of the apps," Azari-Jahromi said.

Pursuant to the U.S. sanctions, Apple has no official presence in Iran. Millions of Iranians use iPhones smuggled in from different countries and thousands of apps have been created for Iranians in App Store.

On Thursday, Apple removed Snapp, a ride-hailing app similar to Uber that is popular in Iran, from its app stores. That followed by the removal in recent weeks of apps for food delivery, shopping and other services.

In a message to Iranian developers whose apps were affected by the ban, Apple said, "Under the U.S. sanctions regulations, the App Store cannot host, distribute or do business with apps or developers connected to certain U.S. embargoed countries."

In January, Apple pulled a number of Iran-based iOS apps from the App Store, including online e-commerce service Digikala, citing noncompliance with Iranian Transactions Sanctions Regulations.

"Since Apple takes a cut of all App Store purchases, sales from Iranian apps generate revenue and are thus in violation of U.S. law," Apple said.

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HO CHI MINH CITY, March 7 (Xinhua) -- The Dam Sen (Lotus Lake) Culture-Tourism Complex in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, unlike other weekends, was overcrowded with visitors who were not only tourists, but many others coming to attend the Ao Dai Festival here to highlight the Vietnamese women's feminine beauty.

Themed "Ho Chi Minh City - A City of Ao Dai", the two-day annual event and the second of this kind ever held in the city, attracted the country's well-known makers and designers involving in making the traditional long gown called Ao Dai in Vietnamese, such as Sy Hoang, Viet Hung, Minh Chau and Tuan Hai.

Right in the morning of the opening day, an Ao Dai show was held, with groups of models, office women, school teachers and students, each group wearing charming and beautifully-designed Ao Dai to show off their unique beauty. Music and songs accompanied their show, making it more attractive to spectators.

The Ao Dai is a Vietnamese national costume, now most commonly worn by women. In its current form, it is a tight-fitting silk tunic worn over pants. Ao classifies the item as a piece of clothing on the upper part of the body, and Dai means "long".

The word "Ao Dai" was said to be originally applied to the outfit worn at the court of the Nguyen Lords at Vietnam's imperial city of Hue in the 18th century. This outfit evolved into a five- paneled aristocratic gown worn in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by Paris fashions, local artists associated with the Hanoi University re-designed the gown into a modern dress in the 1920s and 1930s.

The updated look was promoted by the artists as a national costume for the modern era. In the 1950s, Saigon (present-day Ho Chi Minh City) designers tightened the fit to produce the version worn by Vietnamese women today.

Ao Dai was particularly popular in southern Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s, and later expanded nationwide among women. On traditional lunar New Year and other holidays, wedding days or parties, Vietnamese women often wear Ao Dai that always makes them so special among other attendants.

Academic commentary on the Ao Dai emphasizes the way the dress ties feminine beauty to Vietnamese nationalism, especially in the form of "Miss Ao Dai" pageants, popular both among overseas Vietnamese and in Vietnam itself. "Ao dai" is one of the few Vietnamese words that appear in English-language dictionaries.

Ngoc Thao, 30, a teacher of a kindergarten in Tan Binh district, who was among the contestants, told Xinhua that she likes a modern Ao Dai, with shorter sleeves and flaps, and a bit larger collar than the traditional one. "I love both traditional and modern styled Ao Dai, and I wear them each in different occasions. At solemn meetings, I wear the traditional one, while at parties or friendly get-togethers I prefer to the modern one. But both must highlight the beauty of my body lines and reflect my gentle feminity," Thao told reporter.

To attend the show with a modern Ao Dai, Thao said she wanted to encourage more women, especially teachers like her, wearing the dress, both at work and in leasure time, the way to make the national costume more popular in the eyes of other gender, especially of foreigners.

Lan Khue, Miss Ao Dai Vietnam 2014, was invited to be an ambassador for this year's Ao Dai Festival, said she is so glad with her mission of significance. "I am here to show off the beauty of the Vietnamese Ao Dai, which has become a symbolic image of the Vietnamese women. Each time I wear the dress, I feel so proud of the long-time journey the costume has undergone, along with the country's history and development," Khue told Xinhua.

Khue also said that many young girls nowadays may simply know about the design and colour of the dress, while they do not fully understand about the symbolic meaning that the dre. Hockey Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys Online Authentic NBA Jerseys From China Authentic Soccer Jerseys Wholesale Authentic MLB Jerseys China Retro Soccer Jerseys China Nike NFL Jerseys From China Adidas NHL Jerseys Free Shipping

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