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.

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

Middle East

Syrian government expected to join Geneva peace talks

While negotiators in Geneva wait for the Syrian delegation to arrive, the opposition has concerns about Russian and government bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the weight that the UN envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is giving Assad's Russian allies.

Syrian government expected to join Geneva peace talks

Russia

Syrians frustrated with failing Geneva peace talks

Russia is denying responsibility for the deaths of civilians after it conducted a series of air raids aimed at opposition-held areas in Syria over the weekend.

Syrians frustrated with failing Geneva peace talks

US & Canada

Russia vetoes UN inquiry on Syria's chemical attacks

A UN inquiry team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria will be disbanded, after Russia vetoed a resolution to extend its mandate.

Russia vetoes UN inquiry on Syria's chemical attacks

Middle East

UN: Saudi blockade of Yemen is 'catastrophic' for aid

At a news briefing in Geneva, a UN spokesperson said the 'situation is catastrophic in Yemen' and claimed the blockade supplies were a 'lifeline' necessary to stave off famine.

UN: Saudi blockade of Yemen is 'catastrophic' for aid

War & Conflict

Saudi blockade of Yemen humanitarian access worries UN

The United Nations says it's concerned a blockade on Yemen could further hamper humanitarian efforts.

Saudi blockade of Yemen humanitarian access worries UN

Politics

US pledges $60 million to fight armed groups in the Sahel region

The US is pledging $60 million to support a new force to patrol the southwestern Sahara desert. The "G5 Sahel nations" - Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad - are combining forces to fight armed groups in the area.

US pledges $60 million to fight armed groups in the Sahel region

Arts & Culture

Art since 9/11: 'Age of Terror' exhibition opens in London

A new London exhibition about art since 9/11 that begins with images of the devastated Twin Towers in New York opens in London on Thursday.

Art since 9/11: 'Age of Terror' exhibition opens in London

Middle East

Syria's war: UN told of air raids against civilians and hospitals

The UN has met to discuss the humanitarian crisis in Syria. It's alleged that Russian-led air raids have destroyed hospitals and killed dozens of civilians.

Syria's war: UN told of air raids against civilians and hospitals

US & Canada

What to expect from Trump's debut speech at UN General Assembly

US President Donald Trump will use his debut speech to the UN General Assembly to warn his country's adversaries. North Korea and Iran are expected to be among Trump's subjects.

What to expect from Trump's debut speech at UN General Assembly