* Knesset marks Holocaust: Every man has a name Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, President Shimon Peres, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, ministers, MKs and other government officials read names of those who perished in the Holocaust during the Knesset's memorial ceremony on Thursday.
* NATO Renews Commitment to Afghanistan At a meeting in Brussels Thursday, the foreign ministers from the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan renewed their commitments to continue supporting the country's government.
* Iraq attacks kill at least 38 A wave of apparently coordinated bombing and shooting attacks in seven different provinces across Iraq killed at least 38 people.
* Merkel ally: Islam does not belong in Germany A leading conservative politician said on Thursday that Islam did not belong in Germany.
* Grand Mufti's Al-Aksa Visit Raises Islamist Ire Al-Azhar students and political activists in Egypt are calling for a protest Friday.
* Israel stands in silence to remember the six million Siren is sounded throughout the country on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
* UN's Ban says situation in Syria is 'highly precarious' The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said the situation in Syria remains "highly precarious".
* Thousands attend March of the Living in Auschwitz to honor Holocaust victims Thousands of youth from Israel, the United States and other countries marched Thursday between Auschwitz and Birkenau.
* IMF: eurozone at centre of coming storm International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday (19 April) warned of "dark clouds" hanging over the global recovery.
* How austerity measures may kill states - and the EU "Discipline must be accompanied by convergence and responsibility must be matched by solidarity", European Commission President Barroso said.