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Sudan's aviation authority suspends flights until Oct. 30

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Aeroplanes are seen on the tarmac in Khartoum's international airport September 13, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Files

KHARTOUM, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Sudan's civil aviation authority on Tuesday suspended all flights to and from Khartoum's international airport until early Saturday, its head told Reuters a day after the military seized power.

Ibrahim Adlan said the suspension was due to the current events in the country, adding that the airport will reopen at 2 a.m. local time (0000 GMT) on Saturday.

Sudanese airspace remains open to passing flights, he added.

Protesters took to the streets on Tuesday to demonstrate against the military takeover after a day of deadly clashes.

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