Syria gives nod to new Lebanese government

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi extended a note of congratulation Tuesday to his Lebanese counterpart, Tammam Salam, for forming a new government.

Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah reclaim Qusair; hundreds trapped

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 5 (UPI) -- The White House Wednesday condemned "in the strongest possible terms" the takeover of Qusair, Syria, by government troops and Hezbollah forces.

Veteran tasked with steering Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 5 (UPI) -- Tammam Salam is a moderate voice who will be tasked with navigating Lebanon through difficult regional waters, an influential politician said.

Cease-fire crumbles in Lebanon clashes

TRIPOLI, Lebanon, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A cease-fire in Lebanon between opposition and loyalists of Bashar Assad's Syrian regime collapsed Friday as fighting killed a Salafist sheik, officials said.
Lebanon wary of spillover from Syria

Lebanon wary of spillover from Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- A rocket aimed at Israel has fueled concern turmoil in Syria could spill over to Lebanon, Lebanese officials said.

Lebanon's political crisis continues

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Lebanon's political future appears to be in the hands of Druse leader Walid Jumblatt of the Progressive Socialist Party, media reports indicate.

Jumblatt hails Lebanese 'resistance'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 17 (UPI) -- Israeli insistence on an aggressive stance against Lebanon means Hezbollah will continue as a facet of defense, a leading Lebanese leader said.
Lebanon Druze cozy with Syria again

Lebanon Druze cozy with Syria again

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 23 (UPI) -- Lebanon's Druze leader, Walid Jumblatt, says his country will maintain its relationship with Syria and Iran.

Lebanon's Jumblatt arrives in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 31 (UPI) -- Lebanese leader Walid Jumblatt arrived Wednesday in Damascus in an effort to mend ties with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Hezbollah makes nice with Syrian critic

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 16 (UPI) -- Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah told socialist leader Walid Jumblatt to prepare for a trip to Damascus to discuss bilateral relations.

Lebanon's Jumblatt apologizes to Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon, March 15 (UPI) -- Lebanon's fiery socialist leader Walid Jumblatt apologized to Syrian President Bashar Assad for derogatory comments he made in 2007.

Lebanon's Jumblatt considers Damascus trip

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Resetting ties between opposition leaders in Lebanon and the Damascus government will take place when conditions are ripe, fiery leader Walid Jumblatt said.

Jumblatt hails Hariri's trip to Damascus

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Normalizing ties with the government of Syria is in the best interest of both countries, said Lebanese political leader Walid Jumblatt.

Hezbollah hails Saudi-Syrian summit

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Hezbollah and its opposition partners welcomed statements from the Saudi-Syrian summit on the need to form a unity government in Lebanon.

External issues affect Lebanon -- Jumblatt

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Lebanon must not underestimate the importance of regional influences on the efforts in Beirut to form a new unity government, said Walid Jumblatt.
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Walid Jumblatt
Druze Leader, Walid Jumblatt (R), congratulates President Michel Suleiman after he takes the oath of President inside the Parliament in Beirut, Lebanon on May 25, 2008. After an 18-month stand between the U.S. backed government of Fuad Saniora and the Hezbollah led opposition that paralyzed the country both sides finally agreed on a consensus candidate for president. (UPI Photo)

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Walid Jumblatt (Arabic: وليد جنبلاط‎) (born August 7, 1949) is a Lebanese politician and the current leader of the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP). He is the most prominent leader of Lebanon's Druze community.

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