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Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

A moral crusade to rescue oppressed Muslim women from their cultures and their religion has swept the public sphere, dissolving distinctions between...

Who's Who in the Battle Against the Taliban

President Obama's announcement that the U.S. will send another 30,000 troops to Afghanistan in 2010 has re-focused attention on the fight against the Taliban,...

Top 10 Prison Escapes

On April 25, more than 480 inmates (including many Taliban) escaped from a notorious prison in Kandahar. TIME takes a look at other extraordinary prison breaks

Top 10 Militant Animals

A sensationalist report in the Chinese press claims Afghanistan's Taliban has been training monkeys to wage war. TIME takes a look at animals pressed into...