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Lebanon can wait too - Al-Arabiya

Syria's complete tutelage over Lebanon passed through several stages of which the most prominent were the assassination of Kamal Jumblatt, Bachir Gemayel and Rene Moawad and the entrance of the Syrian troops to the presidential palace in Baabda and ...

Lebanese MP: Sweida hostages were freed by Russia - Arab News

Faour had accompanied the head of the Democratic Gathering party, Taymour Jumblatt, on a trip to Moscow where they met with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, in the presence of the official in charge of the issues of Lebanon, Syria ...

Jumblatt says Assad is seeking revenge on Lebanon - AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The leader of Lebanon's Progressive Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt told the Al-Joumhouriya daily this weekend that he will not make any settlements with the Syrian government. “I will not conclude my political life with ...

Walid Jumblatt: Iran punishing Lebanon by delaying formation of government - Middle East Monitor

Veteran Lebanese politician Walid Jumblatt, head of the Progressive Socialist Party, said yesterday that Iran is punishing Lebanon by delaying the new government and refusing to announce its formation. Against the backdrop of its confrontation with the ...

Lebanon's Walid Jumblatt voices currency fears over political deadlock - The National

Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt voiced fears on Friday for Lebanon's currency if the deadlock in forming a new government after a May election continues, directing blame at the Iran-backed Hezbollah group for the delay. Lebanon's rival parties ...

To kill or not to kill: The BBC's House of Assad tells Syria as Shakespeare - Middle East Eye

The veteran Lebanese political leader Walid Jumblatt, himself part of a political dynasty far older than the Assads, is one of the treats of the show. Jumblatt, looking like a stately Arctic bird, describes meeting Hafez after his father had been ...

Mabrouk, a new Lebanese government is formed with 50% women - An-Nahar

In fact, it probably wouldn't surprise you if I told you that, say, Jumblatt is the Governor of the Chouf District or that Soleiman Franjieh is the governor of Ehden ... except, I'm not talking about now. Fouad Beik Jumblatt was the governor in 1921 ...

In Lebanon, the Only Way Forward is Compromise - The McGill International Review

Lastly, there is the Druze Progressive Socialist Party, led by Walid Jumblatt. The PSP was founded in the 1940s, and came under the leadership of Kamal Jumblatt, Walid's father. In the civil war the party became the leading player in the Lebanese ...

UAE Secretly Hosts its Lebanese “Allies”: Back to Syria - Al-Manar TV

For three consecutive days, United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs hosted Taimur Jumblatt, Sami Gemayel and Melhem Al-Riyashi in his country. Abu Dhabi intended to give its visitors (some maintained the secrecy of the visit or, in ...

Sources hint at potential Cabinet breakthrough despite sharp divide - An-Nahar

This sentiment was also echoed by PSP leader Walid Jumblatt, who's been seeking the three ministerial posts reserved for the Druze sect, calling for a "swift end of the crisis." Jumblatt took to Twitter blasting the "current impasse," saying that "no ...

Lebanon: Progressive Socialist Party, Lebanese Forces Worried as Majority Government Looms - Asharq Al-awsat English

Executive Chairman of the Lebanese Forces (LF) Samir Geagea received Saturday MP Akram Shehayeb, who conveyed a message from head of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) Walid Jumblatt on the developments of the government formation.

The Taif Agreement: An unwelcome check on Aoun's ambitions - The Arab Weekly

Opposing him, among others, is Walid Jumblatt, the Druze leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), who refuses to rubber stamp any action he sees as undermining the 1989 Taif Agreement, the template for Lebanese governance since the end of the ...

Assad using Daesh to thwart Sochi: Lebanon Druze leader - Anadolu Agency

Druze leader and head of the Lebanese Socialist Party Walid Jumblatt on Wednesday accused the Syrian regime of using the Daesh terrorist group to sabotage an agreement -- signed Sept. 17 in the Russian city of Sochi -- between Turkey and Russia.

Jumblatt says ISIS is under Syrian gov't control - AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Lebanese leader of the Progressive Socialist Party, Walid Jumblatt, tweeted on Wednesday that the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) is under the control of the Syrian government. “Daesh is an on-demand organization ...

Lebanon: Merkel's Offer Renews Dispute Between Amal, FPM - Asharq Al-awsat English

Tension renewed Sunday between the Amal Movement and the Free Patriotic Movement after an audio recording revealed that Lebanon's government had rejected last month's offer of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to enable the country power supply ...

Jumblatt refuses to meet Syrian politicians from his party - AMN Al-Masdar News

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – The leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP), Walid Jumblatt, refused to meet members of his political group from Syria this week. Jumblatt explained via Twitter that he will not meet with any Syrian political group ...

Cabinet deadlock enters fourth month as pressure mounts - An-Nahar

One of the stumbling blocks hindering the formation of the Cabinet is Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt's insistence on naming the three Druze ministers, casting aside his rival and Lebanese Democratic Party leader Talal Arslan ...

Uri Avnery: A Liberator - Sri Lanka Guardian

( August 21, 2018, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) It was somehow fitting that first news of Uri Avnery's plight should reach me from one of Israel's staunchest enemies, the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. One legend sending sad news of another, you ...

Uri Avnery, the Israeli optimist who played chess with Yasser Arafat, has died – he was one of my few Middle East heroes - The Independent

It was somehow fitting that first news of Uri Avnery's plight should reach me from one of Israel's staunchest enemies, the Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt. One legend sending sad news of another, you see, a socialist preparing to mourn a fellow ...

The future of Lebanon's political dynasties - The National

Taymur Jumblatt, son of Lebanese Druze leader Walid Jumblatt, walks past a painting of his late grandfather Kamal Jumblatt. AFP. The younger Joumblatt will be unable to manoeuvre in the same capacity as his father – jocularly referred to as the weather ...

The Jumblatt family , also transliterated as Joumblatt, Junblat and Junblatt) is an influential Druze family who settled in the Lebanon mountains around the 15-16th century, fleeing persecution from the Ottoman governor.

The Jumblatt family (جنبلاط in Arabic, originally Kurdish (Canpolad جان‌پولاد, meaning "steel-bodied" or "soul of steel"), also transliterated as Joumblatt, Junblat and Junblatt) is an influential Druze family who settled in the Lebanon mountains (coming from Syria) around the 15-16th century, fleeing persecution from the Ottoman governor.

Tradition holds the Jumblatt family to be the leaders of the Kaysi Arabs who fought a bitter war with the Yemeni Druze in the Battle of Ain Darra of 1711.

SYND 2 9 78 LEBANESE POLITICAL LEADER WALID JUMBLATT INTERVIEW

(1 Sep 1978) Interview with Lebanese political leader Walid Jumblatt in Beirut. You can license this story through AP Archive: ...

euronews - interview - Walid Jumblatt

After years of political instability in Lebanon, the recent election of President Michel Suleiman has brought a renewed sense of hope to the religiously diverse ...

Comments by Nasrallah, Hariri's sister, Jumblatt

Mukhtara, Chouf area of Mount Lebanon 1. Various of Walid Jumblatt shaking hands with Druze leaders 2. Audience listening to Jumblatt 3. SOUNDBITE: ...

SYND 6 5 77 WALID JUMBLATT IN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW ON SYRIA

(5 May 1977) Walid Jumblatt, son of assassinated leftist leader Kamal Jumblatt, in exclusive interview with UPITN commenting on Syrian presence in Lebanon.

SYND 30 3 76 KAMAL JUMBLATT INTERVIEWED IN BEIRUT

(29 Mar 1976) Druze Leader of Lebanon and the main opposition to Goverment forces, Kamal Jumblatt, interviewed in Beirut. You can license this story through ...

Walid Jumblatt speaks about Lebanon's political vacuum

With the Lebanese deeply split over the civil war in neighbouring Syria, the country's political future remains uncertain. The divisions are one of the reasons ...