James Bays

James Bays

James Bays, is an award-winning correspondent, who has travelled to more than 70 counties and has reported from numerous conflict zones, including Iraq, Congo, Sierra Leone, Lebanon, Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Panama, the former Soviet Union, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

As a roving correspondent, James frequently reported from Baghdad and Kabul. He filed reports for Al Jazeera following Taliban fighters in southern Afghanistan, which later took second prize in the Best TV Item category at the Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2008 and was nominated for a Royal Television Society award.

He is now the channel's Washington editor.

US & Canada

Russia vetoes UN inquiry on Syria's chemical attacks

A UN inquiry team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be disbanded, after Russia vetoed a resolution to extend its mandate.

Russia vetoes UN inquiry on Syria's chemical attacks

Middle East

UN: Saudi blockade of Yemen is 'catastrophic' for aid

At a news briefing in Geneva, a UN spokesperson said the 'situation is catastrophic in Yemen' and claimed the blockade supplies were a 'lifeline' necessary to stave off famine.

UN: Saudi blockade of Yemen is 'catastrophic' for aid

War & Conflict

Saudi blockade of Yemen humanitarian access worries UN

The United Nations says it's concerned a blockade on Yemen could further hamper humanitarian efforts.

Saudi blockade of Yemen humanitarian access worries UN

Politics

US pledges $60 million to fight armed groups in the Sahel region

The US is pledging $60 million to support a new force to patrol the southwestern Sahara desert. The "G5 Sahel nations" - Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad - are combining forces to fight armed groups in the area.

US pledges $60 million to fight armed groups in the Sahel region

Arts & Culture

Art since 9/11: 'Age of Terror' exhibition opens in London

A new London exhibition about art since 9/11 that begins with images of the devastated Twin Towers in New York opens in London on Thursday.

Art since 9/11: 'Age of Terror' exhibition opens in London

Middle East

Syria's war: UN told of air raids against civilians and hospitals

The UN has met to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria. It's alleged that Russian-led air raids have destroyed hospitals and killed dozens of civilians.

Syria's war: UN told of air raids against civilians and hospitals

US & Canada

What to expect from Trump's debut speech at UN General Assembly

US President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the UN General Assembly to warn his country's adversaries. North Korea and Iran are expected to be among Trump's subjects.

What to expect from Trump's debut speech at UN General Assembly

US & Canada

US: Trump attacks attorney general and calls him 'weak'

US President Donald Trump has again criticised Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the investigation into allegations that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential elections.

US: Trump attacks attorney general and calls him 'weak'

US & Canada

Kushner to testify about Russia links behind closed doors

President Donald Trump's administration is at the centre of an expanding investigation into allegations his election campaign colluded with Russia. In closed session next week his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, will testify.

Kushner to testify about Russia links behind closed doors

United States

Trump says he regrets choosing Jeff Sessions as attorney general

US President Donald Trump has said that he regrets selecting Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Trump says he regrets choosing Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Europe

France: Trump and Macron discuss Syria’s future

Two of the world's powers are talking about Syria's future - and one that could still include president Bashar Al-Assad.

France: Trump and Macron discuss Syria’s future

Europe

France: Macron prepares to welcome Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump is expected to arrive in France after being invited by President Emmanuel Macron to attend Bastille Day celebrations.

France: Macron prepares to welcome Donald Trump