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Jumblatt urges Hezbollah chief to back a compromise for presidential election

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt appealed  Thursday  during  an interview  on Kalam Ennas talk show  to Hezbollah leader  Hassan Nasrallah to back a compromise to end Lebanon’s presidential vacuum, which enters its third year next month. “Sayyed Nasrallah is a partner in Iran’s central decision in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. I send him […]

Jumblatt accuses Mashnouq advisor of leading a campaign against the Judicial Police

Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblat accused an adviser to Interior Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq of leading a campaign against the Judicial Police. In an interview with As Safir daily published on Monday  Jumblatt said that the advisor, a retired Internal Security Forces Brig. Gen., has been launching an “organized campaign against Judicial Police led by Brig. […]

Venezuelan opposition announce plans for a peaceful coup against Maduro

The last time Venezuelan politicians tried to topple a president, the blowback buried them. In 2002, they promoted a military putsch against socialist leader Hugo Chávez. But amid massive street protests, the coup collapsed and many of the conspirators fled the country or landed in prison. That’s why on Tuesday, when a new generation of […]

Jumblatt tells Nasrallah: We don’ want the Lebanese democracy to be like the Iranian one

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt ridiculed on Saturday the criticism that was indirectly addressed to him by Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah over his recent “sarcastic remarks on Iran’s democracy.” “Based on the several meetings I have held with him, I recall that he had a political sense of humor.” Jumblatt said In his […]

Jumblatt derides ‘Iran’s Democracy, says Khamenei has password for ending Lebanon presidential crisis

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt ridiculed on Wednesday the democracy in Iran,” citing the recent exclusion of the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Republic Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, from contesting elections next month. The PSP leader said via Twitter: “Given its ‘democratic’ record, perhaps Iran does not want the election of any […]

Venezuela army pledges ‘absolute loyalty’ to President Maduro

Venezuela’s military pledged loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday, ramping up a high-stakes standoff between his socialist government and a centre-right opposition that has vowed to use its new legislative powers to oust him. The opposition laid claim to a big majority in the National Assembly, which could empower it to force out Maduro. […]

Jumblatt blames Iran for obstructing the presidential initiative

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt blamed Iran for obstructing the presidential initiative settlement that proposed the nomination of Marada chief MP Suleiman Franjieh as  the  consensus presidential candidate  , As Safir newsppaer reported on Friday. Show More Summary

Joyous Venezuela opposition shatters Socialists’ hegemony

Ecstatic opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela’s legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government but also said they would not move to dismantle popular welfare policies. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition won more than twice the number of National Assembly seats as the Socialists in elections on […]

Venezuela opposition celebrating victory ahead of official vote results

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition are celebrating victory ahead of official results in Sunday’s crucial legislative elections that could alter the country’s balance of power after 17 years of socialist rule. Hours after polls closed, several opposition leaders took to the Internet to announce that their sources showed they had won a […]

Venezuela poised to end Chavez’s Socialist revolution

As Sandra Flores Garzon was walking home one Friday, a young woman was murdered on the pavement in front of her. Aged around 25, she had resisted a thief who wanted to steal her car. He shot her dead – but then found he was unable to move the car anyway, as her body was […]

Jumblatt: Presidential race passing thru garbage bins instead of ballot boxes

Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt  criticized  Tuesday  politicians for failing to elect a new head of state, more than a year after President Michel Suleiman’s term ended. “I’m surprised that the presidential race is passing through garbage containers instead of the ballot boxes,” Jumblatt wrote in a separate tweet. He also hinted  that  the […]

Jumblatt meets with Hariri and Saudi King in Riyadh

Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblatt held talks on Wednesday with former prime minister and Future movement leader  MP Saad Hariri in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. A statement from the former premier’s office said that the two officials met in Riyadh to discuss the latest local developments in Lebanon, most notably the political deadlock over the […]

Jumblatt links future cabinet sessions to garbage issue

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said Sunday that Prime Minister Tammam Salam will not be holding any Cabinet sessions before Agriculture Minister Akram Chehayeb’s garbage plan is implemented , and before rival party leaders resume dialogue sessions. Show More Summary

Jumblatt says after honoring US envoy, we need a new Doha

Progressive socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt, said on Saturday we are in need of a new Doha or an island in the Persian Gulf or the Indian Ocean to address the presidential election and the electoral law issues, NNA reported. The Doha accord in 2008 ended the presidential vacuum and resulted in the election […]

Corbyn’s election as UK’s labor party chief called an ‘absolute earthquake’

A veteran anti-war campaigner known for his unapologetically socialist views has won a landslide victory to lead Britain’s opposition Labour Party — an outcome that delighted supporters and dismayed others who never imagined he could be elected. The overwhelming support for far-left lawmaker Jeremy Corbyn, 66, was one of the biggest shake-ups in British politics […]

All the Syrian people will emerge victorious, Jumblatt says

Progressive Socialist Party leader proclaimed during the memorial service of Sheikh Abu Fahd Wahid al-Balous at the Druze Community Center  in Beirut that  all the Syrian people will emerge victorious Balous  is  a prominent anti-Syrian regime Druze leader (aka   dignity Sheikh )  that was reportedly killed in Syria last week by the  Syrian regime. Show More Summary

Jumblatt distances himself from garbage tenders, calls them ” major scandal”

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt denied any link to any of the companies that submitted Waste management bids describing the prices quoted as “astronomical”. He said in a statement: “The bids are a major scandal and they should be reviewed in accordance with new rules that take into consideration the Lebanese treasury […]

Lebanon news updates for August 21

Here are the latest updates on current issues in Lebanon. You Stink protests Commenting on Wednesday’s You Stink protests, Progressive Socialist Party chief Walid Jumblatt denounced the “barbaric” behavior that the security forces used in confronting the protesters assuring that the demonstrations are “righteous and legal.” You Stink, an activist group that was born from […]

Jumblatt says MT. Lebanon areas need to know where to dump the garbage

Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt who represents the Shouf region of Mt Lebanon stressed on Sunday that the Minister of Environment is not to blame for the waste management crisis and that those who set the conditions are accountable. “The areas of Metn, Aley and Shouf of Mt Lebanon need to know where […]

Jumblatt offers to help resolve Lebanon garbage crisis

Progressive Socialist Party chief MP Walid Jumblatt has reportedly offered to take responsibility for dumping 80 % of the garbage generated in Beirut and Mt Lebanon on condition that the Christian community will take care of the remaining 20 % that is generated in Metn and Kesraouan regions Al-Akhbar daily reported Thursday that 3,000 tons […]

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