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Egypt Cabinet to hold crisis meeting today

Prime Minister Essam Sharaf and his Cabinet to discuss yesterday's attacks on Copts

Ahram Online, Monday 10 Oct 2011

Egypt’s Cabinet will hold an urgent meeting today to discuss yesterday’s attacks against Copts outside the Maspero State TV building in downtown Cairo.

Following the meeting, the Cabinet and ruling military council will release a joint statement. The Cabinet will also discuss the long called for unified building code for houses of worship, which is expected to ease restrictions on church building in Egypt. The prime minister had promised, in May, a new unified code would be issued "within 30 days."

Yesterday, Prime Minister Essam Sharaf held a late night meeting with the Ministerial Crisis Management Committee to discuss the latest episode of violence in the country and visited the scene at Maspero.

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