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

Donald Trump: 'NATO no longer obsolete'

US President Donald Trump has made a sharp U-turn on his foreign policies with regards to NATO and China.

Middle East

Trump may take further action on Syria

Al Jazeera’s James Bays looks at possible future action the United States may take.


Donald Trump meets Xi Jinping: What to watch

North Korea and trade will be high on the agenda, but observers in Beijing will no doubt also be watching body language.

US & Canada

Donald Trump changing view on Syria's Assad

US President Donald Trump is blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for what he called an 'unacceptable' attack on Syrian children.

United States

Trump meets Egypt’s Sisi amid mutual admiration

President Donald Trump was full of praise for his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah El-Sisi during a sit-down at the White House. The leaders of Egypt and the US have vowed to team up to help bring stability to the Middle East.

US & Canada

Egypt's President Sisi to meet Donald Trump

Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will meet US President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. The six-day state visit is Sisi's first to Washington DC since being elected president in 2014.


US: Senate begins hearing on Russia involvement in US elections

The controversy surrounding possible Russian interference in last year's US election isn't dying down. The Senate Intelligence Committee has begun a public hearing into the allegations.


US accused of blocking Sally Yates testimony on Russia

The White House is being accused of preventing former Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying as part of an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

US & Canada

Trump's ex-campaign manager faces claims of Russia ties

The White House is distancing itself from President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. This follows allegations that he secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to help advance the business interests of Vladimir Putin.

US & Canada

'No evidence' Obama wiretapped Trump

The chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee says he does not believe Barack Obama spied on President Donald Trump. Republican Devin Nunes also says he has seen no proof Russia colluded with Trump's election campaign.

US & Canada

Hawaii judge halts Donald Trump's travel ban

A federal judge in Hawaii has put President Donald Trump's revised travel ban on hold, issuing an emergency halt to the order just hours before it was set to go into effect.

US & Canada

Repealing Obamacare would leave 'millions' uninsured

Fourteen million US citizens would be left without insurance next year if ex-President Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy is annulled, according to a report by the US Congressional Budget Office.