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.

Middle East

Turkey's Syria offensive: UN Security Council meets again

UNSC issues statement on Turkey offensive expressing concern, but stops short of condemning Ankara.

Turkey's Syria offensive: UN Security Council meets again

Middle East

Syria offensive: United Nations to discuss Turkey's action

Many have been questioning whether US President Donald Trump effectively gave a green light to Turkey, before its military operation started.

Syria offensive: United Nations to discuss Turkey's action

US & Canada

US's Trump outlines action on Iran, China at United Nations talks

Trump says UN has peace potential, wants diplomacy with Iran and has tough words on China trade war during UNGA.

US's Trump outlines action on Iran, China at United Nations talks

Middle East

UN chief announces creation of Syria constitutional committee

The UN sees the committee as the next step in efforts to find a political solution to end the more than eight-year-long war in Syria.

UN chief announces creation of Syria constitutional committee

US & Canada

UN climate summit: Push for greenhouse gas reductions

Guterres says nations must produce concrete action on the climate a day before UNGA where Gulf crisis will also predominate.

UN climate summit: Push for greenhouse gas reductions

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