Journalist Lawrence Wright told the story of al-Qaeda's rise and the planning of 9/11. Now, he's worried that Washington's reaction to terrorism is robbing a generation of basic freedoms.
When Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head two years ago, the Taliban in Pakistan claimed responsibility. On Friday, the Pakistan army said it had caught a gang of 10 men behind the attack. Elsewhere in Pakistan, a new branch of al-Qaeda seems to have bungled its first attack, but wants the press coverage anyway. And a 45-story skyscraper of squatters is being cleared in Venezuela, all in this weekend's Global Scan.
Canadian Omar Khadr was just 15 when he allegedly threw a grenade in Afghanistan that injured Sergeant Layne Morris and killed another American. Now Khadr is suing the Canadian government for $20 million and Sergeant Morris intends to stop him from using that money.