* Journalists complain of crackdown on media
* No immediate comment from security agency
* Second time al-Tayar paper suspended this year
Sudanese authorities suspended a n independent newspaper and confiscated the entire Tuesday edition of another, editors said, in the latest crackdown on the press.
The editor of newspaper al-Tayar, Osman Mirghani, said a security agency official had told him on Monday evening that the newspaper would be suspended from publication until further notice.
"He did not tell us why the newspaper was stopped from publishing or how long it would be stopped," he said.
Tayar is close to the country's Islamist movement, and crossed authorities in February by reporting Islamist opposition leader Hassan al-Turabi's accusations that security services had bugged his office. Tayar was also briefly suspended then.
There was no immediate comment from the security agency on Tuesday. The National Press Council, which is in charge of licensing newspapers, could not be immediately reached for comment.
Journalists say authorities have become more sensitive to controversial subjects, such as the country's mounting economic crisis, corruption, or repeated border clashes with South Sudan.
In another sign of the crackdown, Abdel Majed Abdel Hamid, editor of al-Ahram al-Youm newspaper, said authorities had confiscated the Tuesday edition of his paper after printing. The newspaper published an interview on Monday with Pagan Amum, South Sudan's chief negotiator.
Security agents last week confiscated an edition of Sudan's most widely read newspaper, al-Intibaha, after it blasted plans by the ruling party to end fuel subsidies.