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Iraq Prime Minister Vows to Fight for Third Term

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is vowing to fight for a third term in office despite growing pressure for him to step down. In a statement read Friday on state television by an announcer, Maliki said "I will never give up my candidacy for the post of prime minister." He vowed to remain in office until the Islamic militants who have overrun large areas of the country are defeated. Maliki's alliance of Shi'ite parties won parliamentary elections in April. At that...

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