1. Plano teen arrested in ISIS-inspired plot to commit mass shooting at Frisco mall
A Plano West High School student was arrested on charges related to an ISIS-inspired plan to commit a mass shooting at the Frisco mall with help from others, authorities said Wednesday.
Matin Azizi-Yarand, 17, faces charges of making a terroristic threat and criminal solicitation of capital murder of a Texas peace officer. He was taken into custody at school on Tuesday and transferred Wednesday to the Collin County Detention Center. He is being held on $3 million bail. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.
Authorities say he had planned the attack for mid-May. He had sent more than $1,400 to others to buy weapons and tactical gear. He had also written a "Message to America" explaining his reasons for the attack.
2. ITALY: Detained Gambian Wanted To Carry Out Terror Attack In Exchange For €1,500
A Gambian man detained by anti-terror police in Italy had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) and was planning to use a vehicle and run over a crowd of people in exchange for €1,500, Italian newspaper, Corriere Della Serra is reporting.
According to intelligence and counter-terrorism sources, Alagi Touray, 22, who arrived in Italy last year after being rescued from a dingy in the Mediterranean, was a pawn in an international network reaching from Libya to Italy and with branches in France and Spain.
VIDEO of an Italian news report can be seen HERE.
3. Canada: Five arrested as Montreal May Day demo sparks violence
4. VIDEO: “In Germany there is once again an important discussion under a totally false sign”
German politician, Michael Stürzenberger, explains why “anti-Semitism in German society should really be called “Muslim Jew hatred”.
In August 2017, The Rebel posted a story (Item #10) about Stürzenberger being sentenced to six months jail for posting a historical photo of a ranking Nazi along side the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
VIDEO: Michael Stürzenberger sentenced to 6 months jail for posting HISTORICAL FACT on Facebook
5. Disguised women sneak into Iranian football match
Several Iranian women have caught people's attention by revealing the lengths they go to to attend a football match.
Donning beards and wigs, they disguised themselves as men so they could watch their team, Persepolis, play rivals Sepidrood at the Azadi stadium in Tehran last Friday.
Although there's no official ban on women going to sporting events in Iran, it is rare for them to attend as they are often refused entry. Prior to the Islamic revolution of 1979, women were allowed to attend sporting events.
6. Iran ordered to pay billions to relatives of 9/11 victims
It might be a hollow victory but it's a victory nonetheless for relatives of victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
A federal judge in New York on Tuesday ordered Iran to pay billions of dollars to parents, spouses, siblings and children of more than 1,000 9/11 victims, court documents obtained by ABC News show.
The default judgment issued by Judge George B. Daniels finds the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran are liable for the deaths of 1,008 people whose families sued.
The lawsuit, which was first filed in 2004 and allowed to go forward in 2016 after Congress passed Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act to open sovereign states accused of terrorism to liability, alleged Iran provided assistance, including training, to the 9/11 hijackers even though the 9/11 Commission found no direct evidence of Iranian support.
7. Militants attack Libyan election commission, 14 Killed
Islamic State suicide bombers attacked Libya's election commission in the capital on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people in the worst such attack in years that aimed to disrupt a nation-wide vote planned for later this year.
The two bombers infiltrated the building in central Tripoli and fired on people inside, then detonated their explosives when their ammunition ran out, IS said in a statement circulated by its affiliated Amaq news agency. The Health Ministry earlier said the attack also set fire to the building, which could be seen in online videos showing thick black smoke billowing upward and security forces engaging in a gun battle.
IS and other Islamic extremists in Libya oppose democratic elections, which the United Nations and Libya's foreign backers are urging to take place this year despite security problems in the oil-rich North African country. Militants have often targeted elections in other countries, and IS has called for attacks on voting infrastructure in Libya.
8. Suadi Arabia: 50 terror suspects from 11 countries nabbed in 10 days
JEDDAH — As many as 50 terror suspects belonging to 11 countries have been arrested during the past 10 days.
The arrested suspects include a Russian expatriate, the fourth Russian to be detained on charges related to terrorism.
Three Russian nationals were arrested earlier, according to the Nafethah electronic portal established by the Interior Ministry for detainees to communicate with their families.
It said a Lebanese national was arrested recently to join his three other compatriots who were nabbed in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively.
An Eritrean national was arrested on April 24, the first man from this Horn of Africa country to be held on terrorism charges.
A Canadian national has also been arrested raising the number of the detained Canadians to three. The two others were held separately in 2016 and 2017.
9. 200 migrants in south German town prevent deportation of man to Congo
A police operation took place in Baden-Württemberg after about 200 migrants used force to prevent the deportation of a Congolese man on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old man was to be deported from where he was staying, a refugee accommodation in the small town of Ellwangen.
But the police decided to withdraw after some 200 migrants attempted to prevent the detention, with some of them threatening violence. The three patrols cars saw themselves as outnumbered.
Support from other police forces was nowhere in sight; it would have taken several hours for other forces to organize and arrive on the scene.
The large group of migrants mainly from Africa had surrounded the patrol cars and pestered the police. Some of the men hit the police patrol cars and the vehicles were damaged as a result, reports the Stuttgarter Zeitung (SZ).
10. Protesters demand eradication of slavery in Mauritania
Hundreds of politicians and human rights activists demonstrated in the Mauritanian capital Nouakchott on Sunday evening to demand “an end to all forms of slavery in the country”, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency reported.
According to the agency, the demonstrators marched through a number of streets in the capital calling on the government to work hard to eliminate all forms of slavery.
The demonstration was organised by the Standing Committee for the Charter on the Political, Economic and Social Rights of Haratins in Mauritania. Haratin are oasis-dwellers in the Sahara.
Last month, a court in the country sentenced three slave owners to prison terms ranging from ten to 20 years.
Related video: Slavery in modern-day Mauritania