Sudan and Israel: Moving Towards Normalization, Then a Coup

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Demonstrators burn tires to block a road in protest of overnight detentions, in Khartoum, Monday.

Sudan's interim prime minister and a number of senior government officials were arrested Monday, the information ministry said, describing the actions as a military coup.

The internet in the country was largely cut off and military forces closed bridges, according to the ministry’s Facebook page. The country's main pro-democracy group and the largest political party urged people in separate appeals to take to the streets to counter the apparent military coup

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Monday's arrests come after weeks of rising tensions between Sudan’s civilian and military leaders. A failed coup attempt in September fractured the country along old lines, pitting more-conservative Islamists who want a military government against those who toppled former leader Omar al-Bashir in protests. 

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