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Jumblat: Have We Returned to Tutelage Era?

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Thursday criticized a raid by State Security agents on the building of al-Akhbar newspaper, wondering if Lebanon has returned to the Syrian tutelage era.

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Jumblat Mourns His Dog in Sentimental Tweet

Progressive Socialist Party chief ex-MP Walid Jumblat on Firday mourned the death of his cherished dog Oscar, describing the late pet as a dear “friend” and “companion.”

“Farewell most precious friend, farewell most precious companion, farewell my dear,” Jumblat tweeted, attaching a picture of Oscar and himself to the tweet.

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Jumblat: Refugee Return Won't Happen as Long as Rejected by Regime

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat noted Monday that “the return of Syrian refugees will not happen as long as the Syrian regime continues to reject it.”

“These people have fears,” Jumblat pointed out on the sidelines of a PSP seminar titled “Lebanon and the Syria Refugees: Rights, Concerns and Return Diplomacy”.

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Hollande Meets Aoun, Jumblat

President Michel Aoun received on Thursday the former French President Francois Hollande who plans to make a series of meetings with Lebanese officials to discuss the economic aid for Lebanon agreed at the CEDRE support conference last year.

Hollande had arrived Wednesday in Beirut and met with Prime Minister Saad Hariri who threw a banquet in his honor.

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Jumblat Slams 'Campaign to Stir Tensions' with Hariri, Meets Him after Rift

Prime Minister Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party chief ex-MP Walid Jumblat held talks Thursday evening at the Center House, after the latest war of words between them was contained.

“We will discuss topics that we disagree on and others that we agree on,” said Jumblat upon his arrival at the Center House.

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Saudi Envoy Continues His Visit, Meets Jumblat

Saudi royal envoy Nizar al-Aloula continued his official visit to Lebanon on Thursday by meeting Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat in Clemenceau.

He was accompanied by Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Walid al-Bukhari and the meeting was held in the presence of the ministers Wael Abu Faour and Akram Shehayyeb and the MPs Marwan Hamadeh and Taymour Jumblat.

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Jumblat Meets Berri, Tells Hariri Electricity Loan is 'Not Reform'

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat held talks Sunday with Speaker Nabih Berri and addressed a new jab at Prime Minister Saad Hariri despite the latest "pacification" between them.

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As Hariri-Jumblat Row Heats Up, Soaid Calls for 'Opposition Front'

The former coordinator of the March 14 General-Secretariat, ex-MP Fares Soaid, on Tuesday called for forming an “opposition front” against Prime Minister Saad Hariri, Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil and Hizbullah, as an unprecedented war of words between Hariri and Druze leader Walid Jumblat continued to flare up.

“I understand the dismay of certain political parties over the firmness of the alliance between PM Hariri and President (Michel) Aoun-Bassil and I call on them to rise up, seeing as they have parliamentary blocs, they are leaders of respectable parties, they own media outlets and they enjoy Arab and foreign ties,” Soaid tweeted.

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Hariri, Jumblat to 'Coordinate in Face of Syrian Escalation'

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat have agreed to coordinate their actions in the face of the latest Syrian “escalation” against them, media reports said.

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Jumblat Says Mukhtara 'Red Line' after Wahhab Supporters Bravado

Progressive Socialist Party leader ex-MP Walid Jumblat warned Friday that his hometown Mukhtara is a “red line” after supporters of ex-minister Wiam Wahhab staged a show of force in the Chouf region a day earlier.

“Mukhtara is a red line whatever the regional balances might be,” Jumblat tweeted.

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