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Israel: an Iron Dome to protect the skies

Israel puts the finishing touches on its Iron Dome, a shield meant to stop enemy rockets. And on the other side of the border, Hassan Nasrallah accuses Israel of being behind the murder of former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri as the international tribunal is about to release its first charges. And as Muslims enter the holy month of Ramadan, food prices spike in many Middle Eastern countries.

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