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A.H. Mahmood Ali

Bangladesh minister speaks of ‘genocide’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine

DHAKA: Bangladesh's foreign minister said on Sunday that genocide was being waged in Myanmar's violence-racked Rakhine state, triggering an exodus of nearly 300,000 Muslim Rohingya to his country. "The international community is saying it is a genocide. We also say it is a genocide," A.H. Mahmood Ali told reporters after briefing diplomats in Dhaka. Ali met Western and Arab diplomats and the heads of UN agencies based in Bangladesh to seek support for a political solution and humanitarian aid for the Rohingya. He…