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.

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?'

Asia Pacific

North Korea from up close: The self-reliance philosophy

Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor given access to Pyongyang, from where he reports on isolated nation's governing ideology.

North Korea from up close: The self-reliance philosophy

Syria's War

Is Russia stalling a UN resolution on Eastern Ghouta?

The member states of the UN Security Council have gathered to discuss calling for an end to the violence in Eastern Ghouta, but people there are still dying, and any action is a long way away.

Is Russia stalling a UN resolution on Eastern Ghouta?

Middle East

US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

A UN Security Council meeting that was supposed to condemn the reported use of chlorine gas by the Assad government in Syria has failed to agree on a statement.

US, Russia clash at UN over Syria chlorine attacks

United Nations

Mahmoud Abbas to deliver a rare address at UNSC meeting

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is set to deliver a rare address at the United Nations Security Council later this month.

Mahmoud Abbas to deliver a rare address at UNSC meeting

Middle East

UNSC members shown 'Iranian-made' missile debris

The US wants the Security Council to take tougher action against Iran and is using debris it claims came from a Houthi missile fired at Saudi Arabia to make its case.

UNSC members shown 'Iranian-made' missile debris

United States

Trump threatens to cut Palestinian aid in Davos

Claiming that the Palestinians had 'disrespected' the US, Donald Trump is threatening more aid cuts to Palestine.

Trump threatens to cut Palestinian aid in Davos

Business & Economy

Leaders in Davos brace for Trump's 'America First' agenda

Trump's protectionist tactics expected to clash with globalist views of elites gathered at World Economic Forum.

Leaders in Davos brace for Trump's 'America First' agenda

United States

Trump's first year: Turbulent foreign policy

President Donald Trump's first year in the White House has seen big changes in US foreign policy.

Trump's first year: Turbulent foreign policy

Politics

Syria's Jaafari quits Geneva talks over Assad's future

It is unclear if the Syrian government delegation will return to Geneva, while opposition and Western diplomats have also criticised the talks for being too heavily influenced by Russia.

Syria's Jaafari quits Geneva talks over Assad's future

Middle East

Syria's UN envoy holds meetings in Geneva

Syria's UN mediator Staffan de Mistura has held separate meetings with government and opposition delegations in Geneva.

Syria's UN envoy holds meetings in Geneva