Syria`s Raqqa first travel ban under new Australia law

 Australia Thursday nominated the Syrian city of Raqqa as the first place to be hit with a travel ban under sweeping new counter-terrorism measures aimed at blocking jihadists going overseas to fight.

Most foreign fighters killed in Syria linked to Al Qaeda

Majority of foreign fighters killed in Syria in 2012-2013 were found to be fighting on behalf of a terrorist group that`s a front for Al Qaeda in Iraq.

Syria releases names of killed foreign fighters

A pro-government Syrian daily Tuesday published the names of 142 fighters from foreign countries killed in Syria over the past month, Xinhua reported.

Pakistan raid kills `Arab, Sudan fighters`

Pakistan commandos raided a private hospital before dawn in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border on Thursday, killing four foreign militants and a woman, officials said.