Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak could walk free within days his lawyer confirmed today as the sense of crisis in the country deepens.
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.
Egyptian state television have broadcast footage of Mohammed Morsi in a Cairo courthouse, in the first public sighting of the ousted leader since he was forced out by the army in July.
The footage also showed Morsi stepping out of a white van surrounded by security forces.
Earlier, Morsi told the court that he remains the "legitimate president" of Egypt prompting the judge to adjourn proceedings.
Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has defiantly told the court trying him for inciting violence and murder that he remains the "legitimate president" of the country.
Security officials, who spoke to the Associated Press anonymously, said Morsi's comments came in response to a judge calling his name out after identifying him as a "defendant."
Morsi replied: "I am Dr Mohammed Morsi, the president of the republic. I am Egypt's legitimate president."
He added: "I refuse to be tried by this court."
Morsi, who was toppled by the army in July after protests against him, appeared angry and interrupted proceedings forcing the judge to adjourn the case.
The judge in Mohammed Morsi's trial has adjourned proceedings because of the behaviour of defendants.
Egyptian state television said the trial had been halted because defendants' chants were disrupting proceedings.
Security officials inside the courtroom in Cairo said the delay was caused by Mohammed Morsi insisting he would not change into the prison uniform customarily worn by defendants.
The adjournment - likely to last until later today - came after a two-hour delay in the start of the proceedings.
Morsi, who was ousted as leader in July, is charged with inciting the killing of protesters in December.
Egypt's Former President Mohammed Morsi will join 14 other Muslim Brotherhood members in court to face charges of inciting the killing of protesters.
The charges relate to clashes that occurred outside the presidential palace in December 2012.
Security forces are reported to be on high alert following calls from supporters of Morsi for major protests.
Mr Morsi was ousted by the military in July this year after protests against his rule.
But a sit-in protest by his supporters that followed was itself violently broken up by the military, leading to the deaths of hundreds of people.
The ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has arrived at the venue for his trial, Egypt's news agency reports.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called for stability in Egypt during his first visit to the country since President Mohammed Morsi was ousted in July.
Speaking at a news conference, he said: "All of Egypt's future will be defined not only by the way the road map is implemented and the way the constitution is formed but by the economic choices and opportunities that are created over there next weeks and months.
He also stressed the need for fair and transparent trials for all Egyptians.
Kerry's visit comes the day before Morsi and 14 other senior Muslim Brotherhood leaders are due to go on trial charged with inciting violence.
John Kerry said the US's relationship with Egypt is "very important" as he visited the country for the first time since former president Mohamed Morsi was ousted.
The US Secretary of State said he had discussed with Egypt's foreign minister the need to end violence and have a constitution that "protects the interests of all all Egyptians".
Egyptian authorities have detained senior Muslim Brotherhood leader Essam el-Erian, the latest arrest in a government crackdown against the Islamist movement, Reuters reported, citing an Interior Ministry source.
Erian, the deputy leader of the Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice party, was taken into custody from a residence in Cairo where he had been in hiding.
"Yes, he's been arrested and details will soon be released," the source told Reuters.
Nearly 1,000 tunnels used to link Gaza with Egypt, but most have been closed or destroyed by Egypt's military, which fears Hamas-supported militants are using them to carry out attacks.
ITV News Middle East Correspondent Geraint Vincent reports:
Egypt's interim prime minister has condemned the "callous and criminal" attack outside a Coptic church in Cairo that killed three people, including an eight-year-old girl.
Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi pledged in a statement that the police would do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice.
He said such attacks will "not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation's Muslims and Christians".