Iraq has ordered about 250 former and current employees of Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face having their visas pulled.
The US government is reviewing options for proceeding with the prosecution of five Blackwater contractors accused of killing innocent Iraqi civilians in a September 2007 shooting.
Two former Blackwater contractors have been arrested on murder charges in the killings of two Afghans last year.
Two of the CIA workers killed in Afghanistan were private contractors with the security company formerly known as Blackwater.
A federal judge has dismissed all charges against five guards of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm in connection with a deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad.
Private security guards working for Blackwater USA participated in clandestine CIA raids against suspected insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan, The New York Times reported on Thursday.
Day in Pics: 30th August
August 30, 2014
Famous Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai