Blackwater

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq killings

Four former employees of the Blackwater security firm were found guilty Wednesday in connection with the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad that left 14 dead.

Oct 22, 2014, 23:22 PM IST

Four Blackwater guards `shot dead Iraqi civilians`: Prosecutor

Four guards with the Blackwater private security firm shot dead unarmed Iraqi civilians, including women and children, who were desperately trying to flee for their lives, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Aug 28, 2014, 10:27 AM IST

Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: Report

The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company`s performance, the New York Times reported today.

Jun 30, 2014, 14:12 PM IST

Most charges dismissed against ex-security firm ex-security firm execs

The US prosecution of five former employees of private security firm Blackwater has collapsed after the defendants said they were acting at the direction of the CIA.

Feb 23, 2013, 00:34 AM IST

Blackwater settles Iraq killings suit

The company formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to settle with the families of 4 security contractors killed in 2004 ambush.

Jan 07, 2012, 08:34 AM IST

Ex-Blackwater guards kept working in Iraq: US cable

US diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks confirm that ex-Blackwater employees kept working in Iraq with other security firms.

Sep 04, 2011, 22:02 PM IST

US lawsuit alleges Blackwater failed to pay benefits

Four former employees of Blackwater have filed a USD 60 million class action lawsuit.

Jun 09, 2011, 08:51 AM IST

Blackwater founder builds foreign force in UAE

Blackwater had paid $42 mn in fines in 2010 for training foreign forces in Jordan.

May 15, 2011, 20:41 PM IST

US court reinstates Blackwater Iraq shooting case

A US federal judge erred in dismissing all charges against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007, an appeals court ruled on Friday.

Apr 22, 2011, 23:21 PM IST

Pak Interior Ministry denies issuing visa to US firm Blackwater

Sanaullah had earlier said that Interior Minister had issued visas to Blackwater agents.

Mar 06, 2011, 14:21 PM IST

Blackwater founder trains Somalis: Report

Erik Prince has taken on a new role in helping to train troops in Somalia.

Jan 21, 2011, 09:41 AM IST

Afghanistan bans security firms, including ex-Blackwater

Afghanistan has formally banned eight foreign private security firms.

Oct 03, 2010, 19:23 PM IST

Blackwater created shell companies: Report

Blackwater Worldwide formed a web of shell companies to get govt business.

Sep 04, 2010, 11:37 AM IST

Blackwater founder gives statements in fraud suit

The founder of former Blackwater
Worldwide Security firm, Erik Prince, was questioned on Monday in
connection with a civil lawsuit alleging the company
repeatedly billed the US govt for excessive or
inappropriate expenses.

Aug 24, 2010, 00:22 AM IST

US firm formerly known as Blackwater to pay huge fine

The private security company will pay fine for violating export regulations.

Aug 21, 2010, 09:49 AM IST

`CIA hires Blackwater for security services in Afghanistan`

Blackwater will be securing new US consulates in Afghanistan, says a report.

Jun 24, 2010, 15:50 PM IST

Pentagon concerned over Blackwater`s work in Afghanistan

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates is concerned about possible misconduct in Afghanistan by the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater and has promised to review the issue, the Pentagon said.

Mar 06, 2010, 16:48 PM IST

US govt probes Blackwater for corruption: Report

The US Justice Department is investigating whether officials of security firm Blackwater Worldwide tried to bribe Iraqi government officials in hopes of retaining the firm’s work in Iraq, The New York Times reported.

Feb 01, 2010, 14:36 PM IST

Blackwater operating in Pak, admits Gates

The PPP government has come under attack from the opposition after US Defence Secretary Robert Gates admitted that controversial private American security firms, Blackwater and DynCorp, were indeed present in Pakistan.

Jan 23, 2010, 16:23 PM IST

Iraqis authorise government to sue Blackwater

Iraq`s government has started collecting signatures for a class-action lawsuit from victims who were wounded or lost family in incidents involving the US private security firm formerly known as Blackwater.

Jan 18, 2010, 23:02 PM IST