Never believe things can't get worse in the Middle East. The story of 2013 is that in the world's most dangerous region, they usually do.
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.
Seven people have been killed in Egypt during anti-government marches - three years after the fall of autocrat President Hosni Mubarak.
Security forces used teargas and some fired automatic weapons in the air to try to prevent demonstrators opposed to the government reaching Tahrir Square.
Earlier a car bomb exploded near a police camp in the Egyptian city of Suez, security sources said.
Egyptian riot police have clashed with anti-government protesters on the streets of Cairo.
A witness reported that they fired live rounds into the air to disperse several hundred protesters, as well as tear gas and bird shot.
Footage also showed security forces arresting several men, reported to be supporters of the ousted president Mohamed Morsi.
An explosion was heard near a police building in the Egyptian city of Suez today, according to reports on state TV.
The building was a camp for riot police in the city, which lies at the southern entrance to the Suez Canal.
One security source told Reuters that three attackers had planted a bomb and fled before the explosion.
At least four people have been killed during clashes in Cairo, Reuters reported, citing Egyptian security sources.
The Foreign Office has updated its travel advice in light of recent bombings in Egypt surrounding the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising:
25 January is the 3rd anniversary of the 2011 revolution. A number of groups have called for demonstrations to mark the anniversary.
Protests and disruption to travel around the country are likely in the days before and after 25 January.
You are strongly advised to stay inside during this period in Cairo.
Across the country you are also advised to take particular care in the vicinity of government buildings, and to avoid all demonstrations and large gatherings.
Four Egyptian embassy staff have been kidnapped in the Libyan capital Tripoli, including a cultural attache, the Libyan Foreign Ministry has said.
It comes after an Egyptian administrative attache was abducted on Friday by unknown gunmen.
No further details about the latest kidnappings were immediately available.
Security has been tightened in Cairo's central Tahrir Square as Egyptians prepare to commemorate the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled former President Hosni Mubarak.
Security forces have blockaded the roads leading to the square, which remains closed to the public.
During the 2011 uprising, Tahrir Square was at the centre of the anti-government protests and the violent clashes that ensued.
An al-Qaeda-inspired group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a wave of attacks in Cairo that killed six people on Friday, according to a US-based monitoring service.
The SITE monitoring service said the militant group Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) made the claim in a message placed on Jihad forums on Friday.
It said it carried out attacks including a car bomb at a security compound in central Cairo, and told Muslims to stay away from "enemy headquarters and security centres".
Pictures are emerging from a bomb explosion near a police academy in Cairo, on the third anniversary of the revolution.
A reporter from Egyptian radio Sawa has posted images from the aftermath, in which person is reported to have been injured.
A bomb exploded near a police academy in Cairo on Saturday, wounding one person, security sources told Reuters.
The explosion, which occurred on the third anniversary of the uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak, came a day after a wave of bomb attacks targeting police killed six people and raised fears that an Islamic insurgency is gaining momentum.
Islamist militants have stepped up attacks since the army toppled President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood in July. Hundreds of security forces have been killed.