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.

Europe

Trump-Putin talks: Concerns over meeting without aides

US President Trump wants to meet Russian President Putin alone for part of their talks in Helsinki, raising fears among allies over what will be promised behind closed doors.

Trump-Putin talks: Concerns over meeting without aides

United States

NATO summit: Has Trump shifted US alliance in Europe?

Some European countries worried US president has replaced Washington's ties to them with closer relations to Russia.

NATO summit: Has Trump shifted US alliance in Europe?

US & Canada

Will US lose global influence after Human Rights Council pullout?

Diplomats analysing the effect of US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council warn that the US could no longer be able to persuade allies or bully adversaries.

Will US lose global influence after Human Rights Council pullout?

North Korea

Trump-Kim summit: Biggest day of diplomacy since Iran deal

US President Trump and North Korean leader Kim sign a declaration that aims to achieve denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula.

Trump-Kim summit: Biggest day of diplomacy since Iran deal

Asia Pacific

Countdown to historic Trump-Kim summit begins

Singapore will be the venue for the high-stakes diplomacy, which may go on for several days.

Countdown to historic Trump-Kim summit begins

United Nations

UN 'deeply concerned by the cancellation' of Trump-Kim summit

Diplomatic channels are still believed to be open, but the secretary-general and a number of other UN diplomats expressed their worries about Trump's cancellation of the summit and subsequent threat.

UN 'deeply concerned by the cancellation' of Trump-Kim summit

US & Canada

Palestinian official: Nikki Haley is not world's 'schoolmarm'

Hanan Ashrawi has accused the US ambassador to the United Nations of trying to intimidate UN members to support Washington.

Palestinian official: Nikki Haley is not world's 'schoolmarm'

Middle East

Haley to UN: Israel acted 'with restraint' in deadly Gaza clashes

US ambassador slams international community after Security Council holds minute silence for Palestinians killed in Gaza-Israel border clashes.

Haley to UN: Israel acted 'with restraint' in deadly Gaza clashes

Politics

Could the Korean talks help resolve decades of conflict?

This meeting is a landmark one that could bring peace between two nations, divided by decades of war and hostility.

Could the Korean talks help resolve decades of conflict?

Asia Pacific

The road trip from North Korea's capital to the border

This week, the leaders of North and South Korea will meet for the first time in more than a decade.

The road trip from North Korea's capital to the border

Asia Pacific

The effect of sanctions on North Korea

North Korea says that domestic production has replaced products unavailable due to sanctions and Al Jazeera has found both full shelves and foreign products readily available.

The effect of sanctions on North Korea

Asia Pacific

N Koreans on Trump: 'Is he even a human?'

Talking to ordinary North Koreans about Trump and the US.

N Koreans on Trump: 'Is he even a human?'