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Council eyes more Iran sanctions  The 5 permanent members and Germany have agreed to seek further sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program   Russia rejects UN Georgia draft  Russia has rejected a draft Security Council resolution on Georgia, saying it contradicted the terms of last week's ceasefire deal   UN split on Ossetia resolutions  The Security Council is deadlocked over the situation in Georgia with the US and Russia rejecting rival resolutions on the crisis UN approves new Iran resolution  The Council has unanimously passed a new resolution on Iran, reaffirming demands it stop enriching uranium, but imposing no new sanctions 5 countries elected to Security Council
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  Russia blasts US, UK over Zimbabwe vote  Russia has reacted angrily to comments made by U.S. and UK officials who criticized Moscow's veto of U.N. sanctions against Zimbabwe Zimbabwe hails sanctions failure  Zimbabwe has hailed the failure of a UN resolution to impose new sanctions on the country's leaders UN extends Darfur peace mission
Libya heads U.N. Security Council UN raps Burma's 'slow progress' Support Chad president, says UN  The Security Council has called on all member-states to back the Chadian government following 2 days of clashes with rebels in Ndjamena U.N. calls for fair Myanmar referendum   Navies to tackle Somali pirates  The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to allow countries to send warships into Somalia's waters to tackle pirates U.N. to pursue Darfur 'war criminals'  A prosecutor for the International Criminal Court plans to brief the Security Council to try two men for war crimes committed in the region   Iran protests threats from Israeli official  Iran's UN delegation accused the Security Council of 'emboldening' an Israeli official into threatening to attack Iran over nuclear program Zimbabwe is worsening, UN warns  Briefing the security Council, the top UN humanitarian official says up to four million people - a third of the population - needing aid UN classifies rape a 'war tactic'  The Council has voted unanimously in favour of a resolution classifying rape as a weapon of war and a threat to international security UN: Free Zimbabwe poll impossible   The Security Council has unanimously condemned the violence and intimidation against Zimbabwe's opposition party UN 'regrets' Zimbabwe election   The Security Council has said it deeply regrets Zimbabwe's decision to go ahead with the presidential run-off   U.S. may push UN sanctions on Zimbabwe  The U.S. may soon put forward a Security Council draft resolution that would slap sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 members of his government   Russia, China veto sanctions on Zimbabwe

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  Russia and China vetoed a resolution that would have imposed sanctions on Mugabe, and 11 senior members of his government
  The Council has renewed the mandate for peacekeepers in Sudan's region for another year after resolving last-minute differences

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  Turkey, Austria, Japan, Mexico and Uganda are elected by the United Nations General Assembly. Iran and Iceland fail in their bids

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Nov.20   UN agrees DR Congo troop increase
  The Council has voted to send 3,000 more troops to the Democratic Republic of Congo following renewed fighting in the country's east

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Dec.10     U.N. sanctions alleged Lashkar members  al Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee has designated as terrorists 4 members of the Lashkar e-Tayyiba terrorist group Dec.16   Somali pirates can be pursued on land  The resolution aimed at combating piracy along the Horn of Africa by allowing military forces to chase pirates onto land in cases of 'hot pu... Dec.22   New mandate for DR Congo UN force
  The Council has extended the mandate of its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo by a year Dec.31     UN holds Gaza crisis discussion
  The Council is meeting to discuss the crisis in the Strip as international calls grow for a halt to the Israeli-Palestinian violence

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