SINGAPORE'S demand for furry companions is at an all-time high, stoking growth in the pet sector with uptrends in both local sales and imports of domestic animals. But the black market is likewise...

[AMMAN] Just a few years ago it would have been unthinkable to see owners walking their dogs around the streets of Amman. Now pet hotels are sprouting up across Jordan.

[BEIJING] On a sunny mid-October afternoon, Leia spent her third birthday munching a gourmet three-course meal of chicken, beef with salmon and a yogurt-based cake atop a rooftop restaurant in...

[BEIJING] Private sleuth Sun Jinrong brings heat detectors, tiny surveillance cameras, and a blow dart loaded with a tranquiliser to his search for one desperate client's missing loved one: A cat...

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Without Clarence Avant (right, with Quincy Jones), there would be no Bill Withers or Snoop Dogg.

KANG Sung-il buys Sancho, his Pomeranian, a toy every business trip, and this Chinese New Year holiday will dress him up in a new US$50 suit to visit "grandma", Mr Kang's mother....

AN increasing number of home appliances for pets are hitting the shelves in Japan, such as cameras that allow owners to watch the adorable actions of their dogs and cats from outside their home....