Women representing more than 80 countries display their traditional handicrafts and cuisine at a United Nations' charity bazaar in Vienna. Parts of the proceeds from the Iran stand are destined to reach victims of the recent earthquake in the western province of Kermanshah. Press TV’s Homa Lezgee reports.
One of the greatest marketplaces in all of Iran, Tehran Grand Bazaar is a giant labyrinth of narrow alleys teeming with shoppers, merchants and overladen carts. In the bazaar, one comes across a number of impressive mosques, most notably Imam Khomeini Mosque, as well as dozens of covered walkways and specialized sections for everything from copper to carpets and spices. It is the best place to bargain for a wide array of souvenirs, while the merchants often provide travelers their closest peek into life on the southern side of the city. Unless you're prepared for the bazaar's daunting rush hour crowds, get your shopping done either in the morning or between lunch and about 5 p.m.
Mere months ago, Iran’s nuclear program was a dispute with Western countries, the US in particular. Now it’s supplying the US Department of Energy with a strategic substance that the United States itself can’t produce. DOE has struck a deal to purchase 32 tons of heavy water — water containing the hydrogen isotope deuterium — from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.
The precincts of Khoy Bazaar, in Khoy, West Azarbaijan Province, were demarcated, announced the director general of Iran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) for Inscription of Historical, Cultural and Natural Sites.