Russia

Russia Offers to Host Talks on Syrian Refugees

U.N. says more than 650,000 have fled so far

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RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin has offered to host an international conference in Moscow on the refugee crisis in Syria sparked by the conflict between rebels and the regime.

"If the interested nations agree to this, we will be ready to propose Moscow as the venue," news agencies quoted Putin as saying during talks with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman on Wednesday.