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

UN General Assembly: New president gives maiden address

Two main topics to be discussed will be a plan to tackle climate change and tensions between US and Iran.

UN General Assembly: New president gives maiden address

Middle East

Saudi oil attacks: UN Security Council holds back on blaming Iran

New US ambassador makes clear that Washington believes the Houthis did not stage the attacks alone.

Saudi oil attacks: UN Security Council holds back on blaming Iran

Europe

G7 Summit: Divisions expected at global meet

As trade war looms large, G7 leaders gather in France for their annual summit. Global challenges up for discussion range from economy, to climate change.

G7 Summit: Divisions expected at global meet

Middle East

UN envoy to Libya calls for Eid holiday ceasefire

Renegade military commander Haftar rejects ceasefire, vows to press on with 4-month offensive to take Tripoli.

UN envoy to Libya calls for Eid holiday ceasefire

Europe

UK prime minister: Foreign policy challenges ahead

There are real concerns at the UN about the fact that there is now another leader on the world stage known for his unpredictability.

UK prime minister: Foreign policy challenges ahead

Africa

Global response to Ebola underfunded: UN

There are fears that a lack of leadership on the ground will lead to a greater crisis.

Global response to Ebola underfunded: UN

Asia Pacific

Leaders of G20 nations head to Japan for summit

Heads of state to discuss trade amid US threats against China and negotiations over two countries' nuclear programmes.

Leaders of G20 nations head to Japan for summit

Middle East

US drone shot down: Iran protests over 'provocative act'

Iran says it does not want war but reserves the right to take all appropriate measures against any hostile act.

US drone shot down: Iran protests over 'provocative act'

Middle East

Stabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey

UN chief Antonio Guterres appealed to Russia and Turkey on Tuesday to stabilise Idlib

Stabilising Syria: UN chief appeals to Russia, Turkey

Middle East

UN says Yemen conflict is worsening

Humanitarian affairs chief, Mark Lowcock, said fighting this year in Yemen displaced more than 250,000 people.

UN says Yemen conflict is worsening

Human Rights

Tiananmen 30 years on: UN silence on China human rights abuses

On the anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, why is the UN not speaking out on human rights abuses in China?

Tiananmen 30 years on: UN silence on China human rights abuses

Middle East

US-Iran tensions: Lessons from past Gulf wars

On the face of it, it feels similar to the build-up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a war that devastated the country and destabilised the region.

US-Iran tensions: Lessons from past Gulf wars