Iranian military chief visits frontline near Aleppo

Iran's military chief of staff visited a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, a military news outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported on Friday, during a visit that has underlined Tehran's deep military role in Syria....

Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program....

Merkel sends positive signal to May on Brexit talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in a markedly positive response on Friday to an EU summit appeal by Prime Minister Theresa May for help with Brexit, said talks with Britain were moving forward and were unlikely to break down....

Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran towards nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Tehran, former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said late on Thursday....

Kobe Steel crisis deepens as plant inspected for breach of industrial law

One of Kobe Steel Ltd's (5406.T) copper plants was being inspected for a possible breach of industrial standards, the government said on Friday, while the company said it was investigating reports it continued shipping products after discovering widespread tampering of product data....

Factbox: Kobe Steel's data fabrication leaves manufacturers scrambling

Kobe Steel Ltd's (5406.T) admission that it fabricated specifications on some of its aluminum, copper and other products has left about 500 affected companies scrambling to pin down the potential impact....

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