When the Cheering Stops (Cover Story)

Jubilation and chaos greet the fall of Saddam's regime, leaving Iraqis and Americans puzzling over how to rebuild the nation

Who Will Call the Shots? (Cover Story)

The U.S. is looking for successors to Saddam. One is Ahmed Chalabi—but some say he's yesterday's man


Unmasking A Crisis

As SARS rages in China, some cadres are more intent on saving face than saving lives. TIME investigates a cover-up that may have killed

Stalking a Killer

How did a deadly virus find its way from southern China to the rest of the world? TIME traces the path of the contagion


Mongol Invasion

Adventurous travelers are discovering Mongolia's fearsome beautyˇXby camel, horse and helicopter