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Qassem Suleimani: can this man bring about the downfall of Isis?

For more than a decade, the Iranian military leader and ideologue has wielded huge influence, thanks to the support of Shia fighters. The rise of Islamic State is his greatest challenge yet

Asia

Japan’s industrial production falls 2.5% on-month in April

Japan’s factory output fell 2.5 percent in April from a month earlier after a tepid 0.7 percent rise in March, data showed Friday. “Industrial production appears to be flat,” the ministry of economy, trade and industry said in a statement, downgrading…