Rasha Abdel Wahab gives her take on what life is like in Egypt as supporters of the ousted president clash with security forces.
The military crackdown of Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Cairo has thrown Egypt into deadly disarray with no sign of a political solution.
The Interior Minister's claim that minimum force was used in the Cairo crackdown is ridiculous. The tactic was more akin to scorched earth.
Images from the scene of the deadly crash in Egypt showed the mangled remains of a truck and a minibus after the collision with a train.
More than 20 people died and another 20 injured when a train crashed into a pickup truck and a minibus near Cairo, the state news agency MENA said.
The train, coming from Aswan and passing through Bani Swaif, crashed at a crossing near the Giza district, reports said.
The incident could spark protests by the Egyptian public who have long complained that successive governments have failed to enforce even basic safeguards, leading to a string of deadly crashes.
"We are still investigating the incident and once we are done we will issue a statement," an Interior Ministry source told Reuters.
Gunmen fired on Egyptian wedding-goers outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb the evening, killing two people and wounding seven, security sources said.
The men were on a motorcycle and shot at the people as they left the church, the sources said.
Egypt's official news agency says 36 people were killed when Muslim Brotherhood detainees tried to escape from a prison truck convoy in northern Cairo.
The agency reported that gunmen - who were also Muslim Brotherhood supporters - attacked a convoy of trucks carrying more than 600 detainees, but did not explain how the deaths occurred.
The detainees were reportedly being transferred to Abu Zaabal prison in northern Cairo when the attack happened.
There are conflicting accounts as to how some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died in an incident involving Egyptian prison vans.
The Interior Ministry said that the detainees tried to escape from the vans and took a prison guard hostage. It added that an undisclosed number of people had died from inhaling tear gas rounds.
But a legal source told Reuters that the Brotherhood followers suffocated in the back of a crammed police van on the way to prison.
Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died on Sunday in a riot at an Egyptian prison, security sources said.
The Interior Ministry did not immediately confirm the exact death toll, but said in a statement that a number of detainees had died after trying to escape from a prison.
Egypt's most senior military leader warned today that the army will not stand by if political violence in the country continues.
General Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi was making his first comments since Wednesday's crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood protesters in the capital Cairo.
It also emerged that the death toll from violence in the last few days has reached 830.
ITV News' International Correspondent John Irvine reports from Cairo:
Some 38 supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood died today in an incident in an Egyptian prison, Reuters reports citing security sources.
Egypt's state news agency reports that the death toll from violence across the country in the last few days has risen to 830.
- Wednesday and Thursday: 578
- Friday: 173
- Saturday: 79
An Irish woman who says her four siblings are being held in prison in Cairo says she fears her 17-year-old brother may have been separated from his older sisters.
Nasaybi Halawa, whose father is the Imam of Ireland's largest mosque in Dublin, said:
– Nasaybi Halawa
The latest we know is that they are in one of the jails in Cairo. But we do not know if they are all together or whether they have been separated - boys and girls.
It is very hard. We just know that they are being held. We don't know if they have food supplies or water, whether they have slept or whether or not they will be released. If they are not released before 7pm then they will have to wait until another day because of the curfew in Cairo which prevents people walking on the streets after 7pm.