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Iyi Party, joined by 15 MPs, approved to run in Turkey polls

Fledgeling party, buttressed by induction of 15 opposition MPs, declared eligible to run in June general elections.

Iyi Party of Meral Aksener

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Saudi drone enthusiasts to require permit after 'palace incident'

Measure comes after toy drone was reportedly shot down over King Salman's palace in Riyadh, with heavy gunfire.

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Egypt renews detention of Al Jazeera's Mahmoud Hussein

Qatar-based network calls on Egypt to release its journalist, who has spent almost 500 days in jail without charge.

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Chemical weapons inspectors reach Douma to probe gas attack

A week after arriving in Syria, experts enter town where dozens died and hundreds were injured in April 7 incident.

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Saudi-led coalition air raid kills 20 Yemeni civilians: residents

The attack hit a car transporting 20 passengers south of Taiz province, locals tell Reuters news agency.

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Saudi forces shoot down 'toy drone' near royal palace

Police open investigation, state media says, as videos posted online purport to show area ringing with heavy gunfire.

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Debuting Turkish party eligible to partake in snap elections

Good (Iyi) Party, launched in October by Meral Aksener, is eligible for June 24 parliamentary and presidential polls.

Meral Aksener

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Syria government advances as rebels evacuate Qalamoun area

After days of government raids, rebels agree to leave Qalamoun while other groups hold on to areas in capital's south.

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Palestine calls for UN probe into Israeli killings in Gaza

Palestine's UN ambassador calls for fact-finding mission after Israel killed 39 protesters in Gaza since March 30.

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Israeli soldiers kill four Palestinians, wound 700 at Gaza rally

More than 10,000 attend fourth mass protest in as many weeks calling for return of Palestinian refugees to their lands.

Gaza city

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