Waving flags and blowing whistles, participants at Prague's second annual gay-pride festival marched from central Wenceslas Square to an island in the Vltava River.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, in an interview with Sky News Arabia Television on August 18, said a no-fly zone would be a violation of Syria's sovereignty.
Yemeni officials say at least 14 soldiers were killed when suspected Al-Qaeda militants attacked two government building in the main southern city of Aden.
Officials in Pakistan say at least five suspected militants have been killed and three others injured in a U.S. drone strike in the Shawal district of North Waziristan.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has marked the 93rd anniversary of the country's independence in a ceremony in Kabul.
Officials in Pakistan say a suicide car bomber has killed five people at a road checkpoint in the southwestern city of Quetta in restive Balochistan Province.
Media in the Middle East are reporting that Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Sharaa has defected to the opposition and fled to neighboring Jordan.
Police in Afghanistan's western Herat Province say four people have been killed and 12 injured in a bomb blast at a busy marketplace.
Members of the Georgian Dream opposition coalition say their parties' bank accounts have been seized by authorities in Tbilisi and more than $60,000 in funds diverted to the state budget.
The Orthodox Church in Russia has asked for clemency to be shown to three women from the punk feminist group Pussy Riot as international criticism of Russia's jailing of the women continues to mount.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States is ready to support Lakhdar Brahimi, confirmed on Friday by the United Nations as the new international mediator on Syria.
Condemnation is pouring in from Western governments and from activists and rights groups around the world in response to a Moscow court's sentencing of three members of the punk group Pussy Riot to two years in jail.