Latest News Wires Iraq's PM al-Maliki refuses to step down: 'I will continue to fight'

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki vowed Friday to fight until the 'Islamic State' militants are defeated. The new Iraqi parliament ended its first session after failing to name his replacement.

By , Associated Press

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Iraq's embattled prime minister vowed Friday to fight until the Islamic militants who have overrun much of the country are defeated, suggesting he won't step down despite pressure for him to do so.