Photo of the day. Sabbah reports that Qatar will replace child camel-jockeys with robots.
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Much discussion  at the Lebanese Blogger forum about Syria's withdrawal.
Meanwhile Ya Libnan points out  that Lebanese-Syrian cooperation is still going on with a natural gas pipeline from Syria into North Lebanon.
Hammorabi laments  Iraq's “vicious cycle.”
Omar points us  to a new Iraqi English blog.
Last weekend: Subzero Blue and others report on the first Tunisian Bloggers’ Meetup .
Sokwanele in Zimbabwe is fed up with lies .
United We Blog has the latest  on arrests in Nepal.
Diary of Peace in South Asia points out  that history textbook problems aren't the monopoly of China, Japan, and Korea.
Joi Ito has some videoblogger video  of a recent anti-Japan protest in China.
Technical ideas: Isaac Mao has some ideas  about bit-torrent for video blogs.
Argentinian workers who've been autonomously runninng a ceramic factory in Neuquén  since the government meltdown in 2001, are preparing to defend their autonomous management as the courts start to consider appointing an owner. According to the wikinews article , about 200 factories in Argentina have been autonomously run by workers since 2001.