The US Defence Secretary Robert M. Gates says the Al-Qaida is supporting Lashkar-e-Toiba in a bid to provoke a war between India and Pakistan - an effort, he believes, is aimed at destabilising Pakistan and gaining access to its nuclear arsenal.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.