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.

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

Middle East

UN special envoy to Syria calls for end to fighting in northwest

US calls for new ceasefire in Syria as rival forces clash in Idlib in country's northwest.

UN special envoy to Syria calls for end to fighting in northwest

US & Canada

UN peacekeeping faces budget crisis, countries don't pay share

UN peacekeeping is owed a sum of over $1.9bn and the US owes more than any other country.

UN peacekeeping faces budget crisis, countries don't pay share

Europe

Netherlands FM demands international tribunal to try ISIL members

The United Nations has called the crimes committed by ISIL, in both Syria and Iraq, a genocide.

Netherlands FM demands international tribunal to try ISIL members

Africa

UNSC discusses Sahel violence

The G5 Joint Force was set up by the Sahel countries - Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger - two years ago, but it's still barely operational, lacking funding and key equipment.

UNSC discusses Sahel violence

Saudi Arabia

UN: Riyadh 'undermined' Turkey's access to Khashoggi murder scene

Agnes Callamard expressed 'major concerns' about fairness for the 11 suspects on trial for the murder in Saudi Arabia.

UN: Riyadh 'undermined' Turkey's access to Khashoggi murder scene