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Sudan closes al-Arabiya bureau for covering riots

sudanfuelSudan closed the bureau of al-Arabiya television station after complaining about its coverage of anti-government protests, the Saudi-owned station said.

Authorities earlier summoned the Sudan correspondent to protest about its reports on recent unrest, the Dubai-based al-Arabiya said on its website. A source at the station said security agents had come to the Khartoum office and asked staff to leave.

Sudanese officials could not be immediately reached for comment.-Reuters