The European Union has sealed a deal with Afghanistan to speed the return of Afghans who do not qualify for asylum, just ahead of a donor conference in Brussels for the conflict-torn country.

Under the deal, Afghanistan commits to readmit citizens not permitted to stay in Europe and supply travel documents for migrants without papers within a month. The costs for sending people back will be covered by the EU.

At an international donors' conference on Wednesday, the EU is expected to pledge...

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