A woman whose daughter was taken from her care by her ex-husband three years ago is preparing for another Christmas without the little girl.
Elsa Salama - now seven -is thought to be in Egypt with members of her Egyptian father's family.
A High Court judge was told that the youngster's whereabouts still remained unknown.
Elsa's mother Naomi Button, a leadership consultant from Leeds who is in her 40s, began family court litigation after Tamer Salama, a teacher in his 30s who comes from Southampton, took the little girl in December 2011.
Mr Salama was jailed by a judge for breaching High Court orders to arrange Elsa's return to England or to reveal where she was, in January 2012.
He was released after a judge ruled in December 2013 that continuing to keep him in prison would not be proportionate or justifiable.
Mrs Justice Hogg was told that Elsa's whereabouts were still not known.
A lawyer representing Ms Button said Elsa was thought to be in Egypt with Mr Salama's relatives but had now started to have Skype calls with her mother.