August 10, 2018, TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): Zahra, a woman who is currently admitted in Isteqlal Hospital (Kabul), claims that her husband first beat her severely and then poured acid on her face. This woman, who has four children, says that her husband had been violent towards her a number of times, but last Friday, he poured acid on her face in front of their children.
August 8, 2018, IWPR: Officials in the north-western Afghan province of Badghis fear that poverty fuelled by an ongoing drought is leading to rising rates of child and forced marriage. The legal age for marriage in Afghanistan is 16, although it can be as low as 15 with parental consent. A joint report by the ministry of labour, social affairs, martyrs and disabled and UNICEF on child marriage, released in July 2018, showed that at least one family member was married before the age of 18 in 42 per cent of households across Afghanistan.
August 7, 2018, The New York Times: On the television screen in a second-floor room in Kabul last month, Ahmad Ishchi watched it live: how justice in Afghanistan bends to the powerful. Instead of being taken away in handcuffs, those accused of heinous crimes in this country can be seen strolling a red carpet.
August 3, 2018, BBC News: Two burka-clad men have killed 29 people and injured more than 80 in a suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan, an official told the BBC. The men struck with guns and explosives as people were attending Friday prayers in the eastern city of Gardez, Paktia province spokesman Abdullah Asrat said. There are a number of children among the victims, he added.
July 31, 2018, Khaama Press: A woman and her teenage daughter were shot to death by the Taliban militants in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan, the local security officials said. The officials further added that the incident took place in the vicinity of Kohistan district earlier today.