Analysts believe the Saudi-UAE alliance and Egypt have thrown their support behind the country's military council to counter a civilian uprising demanding democratic rule.
While military rulers who played crucial roles in the Bashir regime try to dominate the new era, opposition members are striving to build a fully democratic Sudan.
Transitional Military Council suspends talks with protesters for 72 hours urging them to dismantle roadblocks in capital Khartoum, after they broke a deal on de-escalation.
Talks on the protesters' key demand for a civilian-led body to oversee a four-year transition have been deadlocked for days, with the military insisting on holding a majority in any new ruling body.
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