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

UN urges DR Congo to refrain from violence after election result

MONUSCO chief Leila Zerrougui appeals to people and security forces of DRC to exercise calm and restraint.

UN urges DR Congo to refrain from violence after election result

Middle East

Retiring UN envoy to Syria holds last briefing to UNSC

Staffan De Mistura made no mention of the most significant recent Syria development - the withdrawal of US troops.

Retiring UN envoy to Syria holds last briefing to UNSC

Middle East

Yemen: UN official warns of daunting task to end four-year war

A day after an interim peace deal in Yemen, Martin Griffiths feels there is still a long and difficult road ahead.

Yemen: UN official warns of daunting task to end four-year war

Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi death: UN human rights chief calls for investigation

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is sticking to his position that he won't act until he gets referrals.

Khashoggi death: UN human rights chief calls for investigation

Middle East

Yemen peace talks: Both sides to attend discussions

Talks to end the war in Yemen are due to take place soon in Sweden and the UN special envoy says that both Yemeni parties are committed to attending.

Yemen peace talks: Both sides to attend discussions

Europe

President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

At a gathering to mark the centenary of WWI's end, the French president has organised a venue to bolster international cooperation, an event the US president is expected to skip.

President Trump expected to snub Paris Peace Forum

Middle East

Khashoggi murder: Options for international investigation

Being a signatory to the UN Convention against Torture, Saudi Arabia may face calls from other nations for extradition.

Khashoggi murder: Options for international investigation

Middle East

UN secretary-general to appoint Geir Peders as Syria envoy

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has informed the Security Council that he wishes to appoint the veteran Norwegian diplomat Geir Pedersen as his special envoy for Syria.

UN secretary-general to appoint Geir Peders as Syria envoy

Middle East

Khashoggi murder: Is US inaction on MBS linked to Iran?

Trump's anti-Iran agenda could be behind the US' close alliance to Saudi government, which is its main regional rival.

Khashoggi murder: Is US inaction on MBS linked to Iran?

Middle East

UN says Damascus is blocking efforts to end civil war

The outgoing UN envoy to Syria is hopeful that high-level meetings will lead to a solution, but is facing resistance from Syria's government about the who will attend the meetings.

UN says Damascus is blocking efforts to end civil war

Asia

Rohingya crisis: UN warns of ongoing genocide

The United Nations Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar has briefed the Security Council on the results of its investigation into the deadly violence perpetrated by the country’s military against Muslim-majority Rohingya

Rohingya crisis: UN warns of ongoing genocide

Middle East

Khashoggi case brings new scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over Yemen war

The Khashoggi case brings Saudi Arabia under a new level of scrutiny.

Khashoggi case brings new scrutiny on Saudi Arabia over Yemen war