Egyptian Chronicles

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.24"

And Omar Shah still connecting the dots about what happened to his king Rokn El-Zaman.
Tonight in the 24th episode of our tale this year , the tale of King Rokn El-Zaman we will know what Omar Shah will do.
You can hear the 785th audio episode of the famous "One thousand and one nights" Egyptian state radio show written by Abbas Al-Aswani after the break.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Seen in Cairo : Strike a pose with a Ramadan Lantern

Location El-Sayeda Zainab, Cairo Governorate, Egypt

A girl takes a picture of her friend or sister with a Ramadan Lantern in Sayida Zeinab Ramadan Market in Cairo 48 hours before the start of the Islamic holy month.
Only a week and Ramadan 2016 will be over inshallah.
More picture from Sayida Zeinab Ramadan Market in Cairo. 
Source : Instagram 

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.23"

And Omar Shah knew about old Shepherd Salman and his relation to Shoms and Prince Safwan.
Tonight we will know if Omar Shah will really connect the dots or not in the 23rd episode of our tale this year, the tale of King Rokn El-Zaman and his family.
You listen to the 78th episode of "One thousand and one night" show produced by the Egyptian State Radio after the break.

Monday, June 27, 2016

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.22"

Wicked Darkar got a plan to take back the Solomon's seal from Morgan. Tonight we will know if the plans goes well or it will fail in the 22nd episode of our audio Arabian tale this year, the tale of King Rokn El-Zaman.
You can hear after the break the 783rd of the Egyptian state radio's famous "One Thousand and One-night" show written by renowned author Abbas Al-Aswani.

TV host Liliane Daoud deported to Lebanon !!! "Updated"

After hours of announcing that she ended her contract with ONTV on Tuesday, Lebanese-British TV Liliane Daoud host was arrested from her house in front of her little girl to be deported from Egypt.
Liliane was deported from Egypt later to Beirut where now she is staying with her family.

Earlier Monday , the famous TV host announced that she terminated her contract with ONTV.
Then later afternoon and according to her lawyer Zyad El-elaimy , 8 men claiming to be from the ministry of interior's Passports department  raided her house arresting her.
They did not let her contact anyone.
They forced her to leave with them in order to be deported.
Daoud had to leave her girl at her house where she was taken somewhere
It was unclear where or why she is detained for hours.

At nearly 11 PM Cairo local Time , El-eliamy who is also a renowned political activist and former MP announced that Liliane Daoud called him while she was on a board of a plane heading to Beirut !!
Aside from all the politics, Liliane is a mother of an Egyptian girl and has got a residence permit.
She is not a foreigner whose residence permit will expire as soon as she leaves her job in an Egyptian company !!!
At 1.30 AM Cairo Local Time, Liliane Daoud arrived  Beirut. Her pictures at the airport were released to the media. This is what she was wearing at her house when she was arrested.
Lilian Daoud
Liliane at Cairo international airport 
On Tuesday , Liliane reactivated her twitter account and spoke in a series of tweets about what happened to her in English and in Arabic. You can read them after the break.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.21"

Poor Prince Hassan is now facing , he has to marry Princess Darkar. He also has got his Solomon seal to retrieve as soon as possible to return back to his kingdom.
Tonight we will know the fate of Hassan and his father in the 21st episode of our tale this year , the tale of King Rokn El-Zaman and his son Hassan.
You can find after the break the 782nd of the Egyptian State Radio's famous and popular "One Thousand and one night" show

Saturday, June 25, 2016

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.20"

And Prince Hassan has got to fight a lion now for his father's life and his own life as well to be able marry Princess Darkar of El-Salam island.
Tonight , we will know in the 20th episode of King Rokn El-Zaman's tale if Prince Hassan is able to fight a lion with nothing except a spear.
You can find after the break the 781st episode of Egyptian State Radio's famous show "One Thousand and one night".

Throwback World Refugees Day : Little Damascus street in October City

Location 6th of October City, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Earlier this week , the world celebrated  the World Refugees Day and on Friday the World woke up to the news that the people in the UK voted to leave and the refugees played a role in the decision that is turning Europe and the world upside down.
I will seize those opportunities to share my photos as well my short trip to that Little Damascus street in October city in Giza in March.
I went to one of the famous Syrian streets in October city for a work assignment, where a huge flourishing Syrian community is located since 2012.
In the suburbs of Giza governorates, October city has been a perfect location for Syrians just like Iraqis before them.
Already Syrians there told me that they found every kind of residence and rent that suit all classes. You will find villas in gated compounds for rich Syrians as well affordable rents for working-class Syrians.
Same thing for schools , from international expensive schools to the public schools where Syrian students are treated like Egyptians as Special Syrian schools made by Syrian associations in Egypt for young Syrians students.
When I tried to reach that street in October city , a Young Syrian man standing in another street gave me directions.
Located behind October University and Al-Hosary Mosque , that Syrians street is the most famous among the streets of October city owned by Syrians.
The  street is actually a passageway between building complex known in the area as "Al-Amerika" {The American} Building.
 Locals call it "Al-Amerika Mall"

Inside the Syrians street
The Syrians street in October city 
It is located behind El-Hossary Mosque which has been a hot spot for Syrian refugees since 2012 as its charity association provide help to them.
Only four shops and cafes are reportedly owned by Egyptians throughout the Passageway full of Syrian restaurants selling popular food at affordable prices , cafes , barbershop and even mobile phones shops.

Friday, June 24, 2016

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2016 : King Rokn El-Zaman's tale "Ep.19"

And suddenly King Rokn Hassan and his son Prince Hassan are facing death after King Zardarkhan decided that they were spies and they should be killed.
Tonight we will know their fate in the 19th episode of our tale this Ramadan , the tale of King Rokn El-Zaman and his family.
Here is the 681st episode of the famous One thousand and one night Radio show written by renowned author Abbas Al-Aswani after the break.

Seen in Cairo : More Ramadan lanterns

Location El-Sayeda Zainab, Cairo Governorate, Egypt
Ramadan Lanterns

Only ten days are remaining and the Holy month of Ramadan of 2016 will be over so it is a perfect time to share more and more Egyptian traditional Ramadan lanterns.
Here is another photo from El-Sayida Zeinab Ramadan Market in Islamic Cairo where Egyptian traditional Ramadan Lanterns are sold in every shape and color.

Source : Instagram 

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