LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) - A Jordanian doctor was remanded in custody by a British court on Friday, charged in connection with the failed car bombings in London and Scotland last month.
Mohammed Jamil Asha, 26, was charged with plotting to cause explosions "likely to endanger life". He was remanded in custody to appear at London's Old Bailey court on July 27.
Asha was arrested on the M6 motorway in Cheshire, northwest England, on June 30, hours after a car was driven into Glasgow Airport and set ablaze.
That came 36 hours after London police found two cars packed with fuel, gas tanks and nails. One was parked outside a crowded nightclub in central London.
Born in Saudi Arabia, Asha qualified as a doctor in Jordan in 2004 before moving to Britain to study neurosurgery at a hospital in central England.
He is charged with Iraqi-trained doctor Bilal Abdullah and Kafeel Ahmed. Indian engineer Ahmed is seriously ill in hospital after being burned in the Glasgow attack.
Police believe the two incidents were linked. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said al Qaeda could be behind the suspected car bomb plots which prompted Britain to raise its alert level to "critical", the highest category.
Two other men have been charged in connection with the incidents.
Last week British police charged Ahmed's brother Sabeel with failing to disclose information that could have prevented an act of terrorism.
Meanwhile Australian Federal Police have charged Mohammed Haneef, Sabeel's second cousin, with providing support to a terrorist organisation.