Hosni Mubarak in court, as shown on Egyptian television
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Egypt's Hosni Mubarak appears in court days after release

25 August 2013 Last updated at 23:03 BST

Egyptian courts have heard separate cases against the former president, Hosni Mubarak, and top leaders of his arch rivals, the Muslim Brotherhood.

All face allegations of involvement in the killing of protesters during the uprisings which saw Mubarak and then, eventually, the Muslim Brotherhood ousted from power.

Quentin Sommerville looks at the impact events in Egypt are having on the whole region.