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.
After gunmen fired at Egyptian wedding guests, Coptic priest Thomas Daoud Ibrahim at the Church of the Virgin Mary said: "What happened is an insult to Egypt, and its not directed only at the Coptic Christians. We are destroying our own country.
"Just imagine what people outside of Egypt will think when they hear that something like this has happened. We are an internationally known church.
An eight-year-old and two others were killed when gunmen on a motorcycle fired at wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a Cairo suburb, state news agency MENA reported.
The masked assailants shot randomly at guests as they left the church, security sources said.
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.
US officials have said that a $260 million (£163m) cash transfer to Egypt will be withheld but that the decision is not meant to be permanent.
They also said the aid reduction involves several large military systems.
The US is cutting hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt, the State Department has announced.
The US currently provides $1.5 billion in aid each year to Egypt.
While the State Department did not specify a dollar amount of the aid being cut, it will amount to hundreds of millions in mostly military aid.
State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the US will withhold delivery of certain large-scale military systems as well as cash assistance to the Egyptian government until "credible progress" is made toward an inclusive government set up through free and fair elections.
An explosion near a state security building in South Sinai in Egypt has killed at least two people and injured 48, medical sources said. Witnesses said the explosion was caused by a car bomb.
Attacks by Sinai-based fighters have risen sharply since the army toppled former president Mohamed Morsi, and promised a roadmap to new elections.
Last month an army spokesman said daily attacks by al-Qaeda inspired militants have killed more than 100 members of the security forces.
A rocket-propelled grenade has been fired at a state-owned satellite station in Cairo, wounding two people, security officials have said.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Earlier, gunmen killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez canal as further violence swept the country.
Egypt has experienced widespread unrest since Mohamed Mursi was removed from office by the army in July.
Gunmen have killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal on Monday, security sources said.
Security sources said the gunmen opened fire on the soldiers while they were sitting in a car at a checkpoint near Ismailia on the Suez Canal.
The country has seen an increase in violent clashes since the army ousted President Mohamed Mursi in July.
The death toll from clashes in Egypt has risen to 53 as calm returned to the streets after one of the bloodiest days since the military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Mursi in July.
State radio said security forces had regained full control of Egypt.
In addition to the dead, the Health Ministry said 271 people had been wounded in the clashes. Most of the casualties were Mursi supporters, security sources said.
Security forces and Islamist protesters have clashed around the country, leaving 51 killed, Associated Press reports.
Crowds from Egypt's two rival camps - supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohammed Morsi, and backers of the military that deposed him - poured into the streets and turned on each other.
Yesterday's death toll of 51 was the highest on a single day since August 14 when security forces raided two sit-in protest camps by Morsi supporters, killing hundreds