Explore the origins and evolution of ISIL
'Miners Shot Down' wins Emmy for best documentary
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 reports 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.
Expert says Iran and its rivals may enter dangerous territory if talks under way in Vienna fail to cover the major gaps.
27 Jun 2015 11:40 GMT | Politics, Science & Technology, US & Canada, Iran
Special envoy David Nabarro talks to Al Jazeera about the United Nations' role in fighting the spread of Ebola.
01 Nov 2014 09:18 GMT | Health, Liberia, Africa, Ebola
A proposed conference in Geneva is gaining traction with the US and Russia throwing diplomatic muscle behind the plan.
30 May 2013 07:57 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, China, Egypt
Countries around the globe are drawing up strategies for Syria in case the armed conflict takes a decisive turn.
James Bays | 01 Apr 2013 13:06 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, France, Iran
The Mali conflict is expected to dominate meeting of African leaders, as DRC prepares for peace plan.
James Bays | 11 Feb 2013 07:18 GMT | Africa
As the UN general assembly begins its annual session, there is little hope for any clear progress on the Syrian conflict
James Bays | 24 Sep 2012 00:18 GMT | Middle East
Our correspondent travels with the Free Syrian Army as they capture most of an important town in Homs province
James Bays | 11 Jul 2012 12:15 GMT | Lebanon, Syria
In more than a year of fighting, there have been so many conflicting things written about the Free Syrian Army. What started as a peaceful protest has become an armed struggle against the military might of the Bashar al-Assad regime.
James Bays | 09 May 2012 08:58 GMT | Middle East
The National Transitional Council needs to take heed from mistakes made in Iraq as it races towards a new regime.
James Bays | 24 Aug 2011 13:03 GMT | Africa
Government "normalisation" policy precedes a referendum on the city's future.
James Bays | 06 Nov 2007 18:26 GMT | Middle East, Iraq
Sudanese refugees are stuck in northern Iraq, the victims of two wars.
James Bays | 05 Nov 2007 18:23 GMT | Middle East, Iraq
The insatiable appetite for antiques by China's growing nouveau riche is feeding a counterfeit industry.
Asia, China, Business & Economy
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan faces backlash over what he describes as growing intolerance and insecurity in India.
Politics, Arts & Culture, Asia
Ibrahim Boubacar Keita discusses the Bamako hotel attack, what his government plans to do next and the volatile north.
Politics, Mali, War & Conflict
South Africa's miner strike led to the country's deadliest act of police violence since the end of apartheid.
South Africa, Politics, Protests