Monthly Archives: June 2009

World Bank to Fund Dead Sea-Red Sea Canal

By | 2009-06-27T19:24:00+00:00 June 27th, 2009|News|

The World Bank has agreed to fund a pilot program of what could turn out to be one of the most ambitious water projects in the world – the Dead Sea Canal Project, which would see the construction of waterworks 112 miles in length, connecting the Red Sea and Dead Sea.

Islamic law is major influence on refugee law

By | 2009-06-26T14:04:00+00:00 June 26th, 2009|News|

New York - The 1,400-year-old Islamic custom of welcoming people fleeing persecution has had more influence on modern international refugee law than any other traditional source, according to a new study sponsored by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Egyptian Court Imposes Islam on Twin Christian Boys

By | 2009-06-26T11:13:00+00:00 June 26th, 2009|News|

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that on June 15, an Egyptian court delivered a conflicting ruling to a Christian mother seeking custody of her twin boys. While the court granted her custody of the twins, it required that they be considered Muslims despite their own express desire to remain Christian.