Protests 2019-11-07 Lebanon's army helped keep protests peaceful Lebanese activists and civilians praised the army for the critical role it played in maintaining public safety throughout the recent demonstrations. 2019-10-31 Hizbullah supporters attack peaceful protesters in Beirut Hizbullah supporters assaulted a protest site on Ring Bridge, beating participants with sticks and tearing down tents or setting them on fire. 2019-10-23 Lebanon's Hizbullah under rare street pressure Hizbullah loyalists have been feeling let down by the militia, with protesters saying that the criticism of its leader Hassan Nasrallah has broken taboos. 2019-01-09 Tahrir al-Sham's expansion in northern Syria sparks public anger Residents of northern Syria have voiced their disapproval of the extremist alliance, which has been expanding its presence into new areas. 2018-09-24 Backlash over Beirut street named for al-Hariri assassin The Hizbullah-affiliated al-Ghobair municipality's attempt to name a street for Mustafa Badreddine is 'regrettable', Saad al-Hariri said. 2018-06-01 Popular uprising backs al-Hodeidah offensive Joint forces fighting in support of the government of Yemeni President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi are moving in on the Red Sea port. 2018-05-16 Houthis deface Old Sanaa's historic buildings Demonstrating disregard for the city's world-renowned heritage, the Iran-backed militia has been painting slogans on its historic walls. 2018-03-05 Iran anxious to hide internal dissent: analysts The regime's blockage of the Internet amid anti-government protests shows it will go to great lengths to maintain its image of strength. 2016-06-08 Yemenis call for end to war, extremist violence Protesters across Yemen are demanding an end to the war that is ravaging the country, causing economic hardship and human suffering.