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Iraqi Lawmakers Begin Task of Forming Government

Iraqi lawmakers are beginning the process of forming the country's next government as they meet Tuesday for the first time since being elected in late April. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was a favorite to claim his third term after the election, but since then Sunni Islamist militants have captured large areas of northern and western Iraq and thrown the country into crisis. Western leaders have urged Iraqi officials to form an inclusive government to counter sectarian divisions...

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