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U.S. Open all wet

Rain has played havoc with the U.S. Open in New York in recent years but two new retractable roofs mean the weather-related woes will soon be a thing of the past.

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Africa’s digital music scene

Robyn Curnow looks at how Africa’s upcoming artists are turning to the digital world to overcome traditional barriers.

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Blog Moving

Many of our regular readers have noticed this blog pas has been inactive in the last week. We have been on hiatus while we move the entire page to a new server. Starting Thursday, you will once again be able to read fresh entries on cnn.com/hala. The page will continue to include posts on Middle East stories, but will expand ...

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Oman’s first chocolatiers

Unlike many in Oman, Salma and Aisha Al Hajri are turning away from government jobs and heading into the private sector.

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Iraq and Syria disintegrating

CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Peter Galbraith about Iraq and Middle East sectarianism.

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If mayors ruled the world

CNN’s Hala Gorani, in for Christiane Amanpour, speaks with Benjamin Barber about the innovation of cities.

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World’s weirdest food fests

“It’s quite a site to watch people wrestling around in mashed potatoes.” We concur. Check out the word’s strangest food festivals.

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