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

Syria war: UN warning of 'humanitarian catastrophe'

US, France and the UK call emergency talks to urge Syria to stop air, ground attacks in Idlib as displaced flee.

Syria war: UN warning of 'humanitarian catastrophe'

Middle East

Palestinian president to take Trump's Middle East plan to UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to press UN Security Council in February about President Trump’s Middle East plan.

Palestinian president to take Trump's Middle East plan to UN

Middle East

Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians

Former UN Assistant Secretary-General Andrew Gilmour has described the situation for Palestinians as 'appalling' and 'indescribable'.

Former UN official slams Israel 'humiliation' of Palestinians

Middle East

Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

Haftar did not sign up to ceasefire deal in Moscow but agreed to comply with terms before talks in Berlin.

Libya conflict: UN proposes ceasefire monitor

United Nations

League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor

A hundred years after ill-fated League of Nations began its work, is history repeating itself for its successor, the UN?

League of Nations: 100 years since founding of UN predecessor

Middle East

UNSC votes to extend Syria's cross-border aid

The United Nations Security Council agrees to extend its Syria aid programme - but with big cuts.

UNSC votes to extend Syria's cross-border aid

United Nations

At UN, US and Iran invoke Article 51 to justify military actions

The crisis between the United States and Iran has been put under sharp focus at a UN Security Council meeting.

At UN, US and Iran invoke Article 51 to justify military actions

Middle East

Little hopes for progress after Syrian constitutional panel meet

UN put a positive spin on what was achieved in the first round of talks in Geneva, but there was little progress made in drafting a new constitution.

Little hopes for progress after Syrian constitutional panel meet

Middle East

Are curbed air raids a sign of an ending Yemen conflict?

The UN envoy for Yemen has told the Security Council that the number of air attacks by the Saudi-led coalition has dropped dramatically in the past two weeks.

Are curbed air raids a sign of an ending Yemen conflict?

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