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Shi'ite Cleric Sadr Wants Maliki's Bloc to Choose New Iraq PM Candidate

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition should withdraw its support for his third term bid and pick another candidate, urged Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, amid parliamentary deadlock over the formation of a new government. Maliki has come under mounting pressure since Islamic State extremist militants rampaged through the north and west of the country last month and declared a mediaeval-style caliphate on land they and other armed groups captured in Iraq and...

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