Baku dismisses Yerevan's accusations that it was laying "siege" to a lake on their border, calling such claims "provocative."
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
More than 280 people were detained in Moscow for protesting a court hearing that decides if Navalny should be jailed for violating the terms of a suspended sentence he was given on embezzlement charges in 2014.
Moscow says it will not take into account European Union's demand to free Kremlin-critic Alexey Navalny, describing the calls to protest by the opposition as "troubling".
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
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