The designation has given the militias a pretext for preventing displaced residents from returning to their homes, and justification for moving militia members in to effect demographic change.
A decade of war has not only destroyed Syria's present and poisoned its future, it has damaged beyond repair some of its fabled past.
Hizbullah put up posters and statues to mark the anniversary of the IRGC Quds Force commander's killing, outraging many Lebanese.
Paid volunteers have been removing rubble in the aftermath of the port explosion as part of USAID's Community Support Programme.
France has been quick to provide emergency assistance to its long-time ally and has played a key role in co-ordinating international aid.
The amount raised is roughly half of the required $2.41 billion that was sought to cover essential aid from June until December.
Yemenis say they are completely opposed to the abusive measures and restrictions being imposed on people in Sanaa by the Houthis.
With Iran's economy collapsing and its expansionist policies undermining the well-being of its citizens, many hark back to the pre-1979 era.
Iranians who are angered by the incident and the regime's handling of it have taken to the streets in Tehran and beyond in protest.
Moeen Abdulmalik's return, which follows a November deal with the Southern Transitional Council (STC), heralds the government's return to Aden.