RT News - July 31, 2017 (12:00 MSK)

Protests over Venezuela's election for a constituent assembly claim 11 lives - with almost 100 people arrested. The opposition is calling for a new day of nation-wide rallies. Mortar fire from Islamic State extremists in Syria kills a journalist working with RT's Arabic channel. As al-Nusra militants are driven out of their 6-year stronghold in the mountains of Lebanon, RT travels to what used to be the terrorists' hideout in the caves. US defense giants enjoy a significant increase in their share prices - as President Trump picks an industry lobbyist as Army secretary.