LEICESTER, England (AP) -- Suspected members of Osama bin Laden's al-Qaida terrorist network have been detained in Britain, Pakistan, Indonesia and the Philippines, with Britain accusing two suspects of plotting to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Paris.
Britain charged the two Algerians on Thursday with belonging to al-Qaida, the first time such charges have been pressed, the Home Office in London said. Al-Qaida was outlawed by the Terrorism Act that took force last year.
Eight other men in this city 100 miles north of London were arrested for suspected terrorist activities.
Elsewhere, Pakistani sources said five suspected al-Qaida members were arrested following a chase; Indonesia media said a Pakistani citizen was deported to Egypt in connection with suspected terrorist activities, including last month's alleged attempt by the so-called shoe bomber to attack a U.S. airliner; and Philippine police arrested three men with suspected al-Qaida links.
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