Newspapers and media organizations are scouring through the UK Parliament website to see if their countries are on what is now a notorious list: diplomatic missions in the UK that have committed crimes and/or have numerous unpaid traffic fines and congestion fees.
A search through the list the UK Foreign Office submitted to the House of Commons on Monday shows that Lebanon does not owe the UK government any unpaid fines, London congestion charges or national non-domestic rates. However, a Lebanese diplomat (or family member of) was stopped in 2005 for driving under the influence. That same year, diplomats from Angola, Egypt, Ghana, Peru, Russia and Saudi Arabia were stopped for the same offense. Of course, in all these cases diplomatic immunity prevailed.
According to the records, Lebanon has been well-behaved since that incident.