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.

Middle East

Trump aims to strengthen ties in Saudi Arabia visit

US President Donald Trump is visiting Saudi Arabia in his first foreign trip since taking office. Trump will hold a series of meetings in Riyadh with King Salman, Gulf leaders and other heads of states from the Muslim world.

United States

McCabe: 'Comey enjoyed broad support within the FBI’

Andrew McCabe, acting FBI director, has disputed the White House's assertion that James Comey was fired in part because he had lost the confidence of the FBI's rank and file.


President Trump defends sacking of FBI chief James Comey

US President Donald Trump has defended his decision to sack FBI director James Comey, saying Democrats and Republicans will thank him for it.

US & Canada

Trump, Putin 'seek Syria ceasefire' in 'first conversation'

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has spoken by phone to Donald Trump in their first known conversation since the US president ordered missile strikes on a Syrian air base.

US & Canada

Trump willing to meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un

Tensions between the US and North Korea have been increasing. But President Donald Trump has indicated he would be willing to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ''under the right circumstances''.

United States

A brief look at Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office

US President Donald Trump has now been in power for 100 days. He says they have been some of the most successful in US history. But he has also seen historically low approval ratings, several court battles and opposition from within his own party.

US & Canada

Donald Trump's 100 days in office

US President Donald Trump will complete 100 days in office on April 29.

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.