COVER

“We Got Him.”

Inside the daring nighttime raid that nabbed Saddam — and what it means for Bush and Iraq  

ASIA

Still Going Strong

Secret reports obtained by TIME reveal startling details of how Jemaah Islamiah is regrouping

Way Off the Mark

As tribal leaders convene in Kabul for a constitutional council, the situation outside the capital is far from stable as a pair of US misfires results in the deaths of 15 Afghan children and a bumper opium harvest floods the West with heroin

GLOBAL ADVISER

Champagne Supernova (TIME Global Adviser | Grapevine)

Less is more when it comes to single vintage champagne this New Year, so get fizzical

Incursions in Central Asia (TIME Global Adviser: Time Traveler)

Looking for a little R. and R. in Kyrgyzstan? Then head for the capital

Trump Card (TIME Global Adviser | Diversions)

Thailand's all yours for $25,000

Village People (TIME Global Adviser | Next Time You're in... Malaysia)

Fans of traditional architecture need look no further than Pulau Langkawi's Bon Ton resort

Style Watch (TIME Global Adviser)

Pinstripes and Needles

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Let Me Entertain You

Eric Tsang, one of the stars of the new Infernal Affairs III, wants to be the kingpin of Hong Kong cinema

RELIGION

The Lost Gospels

Early Christianity was a chaos of theologies, now long vanished. But they're being rediscovered by scholars and laypeople alike

BRIEFING

Stuck in the middle (Notebook | Taiwan)

President Chen Shui-bian's calls for a referendum on Taiwan-China affairs may be pushing the U.S. away

Verbatim (Notebook)

Quotes of the Week

Letters (Notebook)

The Bold Man and the Sea