Afghan musicians mourn abandoned instruments after Taleban takeover

  Viola player Bahar was practicing at her music college in the Afghan capital, when news broke that the Taleban had reached the city. Terrified...

Bangkok ‘taxi graveyard’ comes to life with mini-gardens

A mass graveyard for Bangkok's flamboyantly coloured cabs left idle and decaying by coronavirus curbs is coming to life with mini vegetable gardens and...

‘Ghost kitchens’ boom in Asia as pandemic sparks huge demand

In an industrial unit on the outskirts of Taipei chefs are plating meals that will never be served in a restaurant: welcome to the...

Japan’s streetwear veteran Nigo takes over at Kenzo

Streetwear pioneer Nigo was named yesterday as the new artistic director of Kenzo, luxury group LVMH announced yesterday. Known for his celebrity collaborations, Nigo...

Digital doggies: Pet influencers on the rise in Singapore

Two fluffy white terriers wearing neckerchiefs pant quietly as their owner waves a treat and snaps a photo for the dogs' tens of thousands...

US startup aims to transform pet food with lab-made chow

Cloudy liquid bubbling in glass tubes is key to a US startup's hopes of remaking the pet food industry by growing nutritional chow in...

Stars dazzle in defiant fashion at ‘surreal’ Met Gala

New York is done with dressing down: The splashy black-tie Met Gala returned Monday, with a cohort of Gen-Z's glitterati hosting the A-lister bash...

A unique addition to a prestigious A-list of perfume brands

Boutiqaat and Chalhoub … A strategic collaboration and a competitive addition.Boutiqaat, the renowned trademark and the pioneering e-commerce platform in the GCC, is taking...

Dogs of war: Afghan mutts find new home after missing US evacuation

In a makeshift training center at Kabul airport, dozens of dogs that were left behind during last month's chaotic evacuations from Afghanistan have found...

Clone your camel: Beauty pageants, races spur high demand

Cloning is in high demand in the competitive world of camel beauty pageants, leaving scientists at a Dubai clinic working round the clock to...

Wrapping of Arc de Triomphe begins in Christo tribute

A first giant sheet of fabric was draped down the Arc de Triomphe in Paris yesterday as work started to wrap the monument in...

Sao Paulo art fest gives voice to resistance in times of darkness

A meteorite salvaged from a 2018 fire at Rio de Janeiro's National Museum symbolizes resistance to the destruction of culture in times of darkness...

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