akipress.org. “Kazakh foreign ministry comments on arrest of 19yo Kazakh national in NYC for attempt to join ISIS” - Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that the staff of the Kazakhstan Embassy in New York visited 19-year-old Kazakhstani Akhror Seidakhmetov arrested in Brooklyn and charged with plotting to travel outside the United States to fight under the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq.
"Kazakhstan ratifies $21mln grant agreement with World Bank" - President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has ratified today the Grant Agreement with World Bank for the Kazakhstan Energy Efficiency Project. The amount of the grant is US$ 21.7 million.
news.yahoo.com. “Why Mitt Romney isn’t running for President” - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in an exclusive interview Wednesday that he decided not to run for president a third time for a simple reason. “It just didn’t feel right,” Romney said in his first interview since deciding at the end of January not to mount another campaign. “Somehow, it just didn’t feel like this was the right time for us to step forward.” He said, “I would love to be president. I just concluded I was not the best person to carry forward the Republican torch.”
“Why Netanyahu? It's more than just nationalism” - It's a mystery to many: Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign gained steam when he ruled out the creation of a Palestinian state, and he seems determined to continue settling occupied land with Jews. So why would Israelis again back policies that promise friction of all kinds — and will dramatically dilute the Jewish character of their hard-won state by making it eventually inseparable from the millions of Palestinians in the West Bank?