Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
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Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters. (Screenshot/Alroeya)
Updated 08 June 2019

Jordan crown prince surprises child cancer patients with visit from Aladdin stars

  • The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients
  • Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care

AMMAN: Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah surprised children at the King Hussein Cancer Center (KHCC) in Amman by attending a screening of Aladdin and fulfilling their dreams of meeting the people who played their favourite characters.
Prince Hussein introduced Will Smith, who stars as the Genie in Disney's 2019 live action remake of the 1992 classic Aladdin, and the real life Aladdin and Princess Jasmine (Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott) to the children who ran towards their heroes for hugs and selfies together.
He also told the children at the center they are “heroes” and that the paediatric clinics would be renamed “Heroes Cave” in their honor and decked out in bright colours and a heroes theme, Arabic newspaper Alroeya reported.
The KHCC is the only specialized cancer center in the Middle East treating both adult and paediatric patients. Founded in 1997, KHCC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit comprehensive center dedicated entirely to cancer care.


Camel race and shows cap Europe’s first International Festival for Camels

Updated 17 September 2019

Camel race and shows cap Europe’s first International Festival for Camels

  • The activities ranged from a scientific forum to review the latest research on camels to an introduction to the culture of camels

JEDDAH: Sunday marked the end of Europe’s first International Festival for Camels, which was held over two days in Janvry, on the outskirts of Paris.

The festival was held under the patronage of the International Camel Organization, which is chaired by the president of the Camel Club, Fahad bin Falah bin Hethlen, in cooperation with the French government.

It kicked off last Saturday in the presence of Janvry’s mayor, a representative of the French Chamber of Commerce, the president of the French Federation of Camels, the secretary-general of the International Camel Organization Dr. Mubarak Al-Swilim, and the Camel Club’s CEO Khaled Abu Hmeid.

The activities ranged from a scientific forum to review the latest research on camels to an introduction to the culture of camels. 

The organization’s efforts would not have been successful without the support of King Salman and the guidance and support of the crown prince and the general supervisor of the Camel Club.

Fahad bin Falah bin Hethlen, president of the Camel Club

It included an exhibition of camel products, camel shows for the public and a European camel race.

Bin Hethlen said that the sponsorship and presence of the International Camel Organization in Europe’s first International Festival for Camels is part of the organization’s efforts to promote camel culture and activities in the world.

He added: “This is a continuation of what was done during the Central Asian Conference, which we organized last August in Kyrgyzstan. There are more international initiatives that will be announced soon.”

He ended by saying that the organization’s efforts would not have been successful without the support of King Salman and the guidance and support of the crown prince and the general supervisor of the Camel Club.

The organization is sponsored by Saudi Arabia, which is its headquarters.