U.S. Targets Yemen Al Qaeda Leader in Drone Strike

WASHINGTON—The U.S. launched a recent drone strike against the leader of al Qaeda’s Yemen branch, although it wasn’t clear on Friday whether he was killed as a result, people familiar with the matter said. The strike in Yemen was aimed at Qasim al-Raymi, the emir,…

Italy’s 5 Star Leader Resigns as Support Sinks

ROME—Italy’s 5 Star Movement, once one of Europe’s strongest antiestablishment parties, is reeling from a stream of defections and its leader resigned weakening the coalition government and strengthening the hand of the far-right League party. Luigi Di Maio’s decision to step down, which he unveiled…

Leader of Elite Iranian Military Unit Is Killed in Baghdad

Qassem Soleimani, leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ foreign wing, was killed in a strike on his convoy in Iraq, according to Iraqi political and military allies and Iraqi State TV. Top Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes was killed alongside Mr. Soleimani when…