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.

US & Canada

UNGA 2020: Some leaders to settle for virtual speeches

The US ambassador to the United Nations says President Donald Trump will probably still come in person.

UNGA 2020: Some leaders to settle for virtual speeches

Middle East

Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general

Guterres delivered the 18th annual lecture marking the birthday of former South African President Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela day: Interview with UN secretary-general

Middle East

Iran nuclear deal 5 years on: Uncertainty after US withdrawal

The Iran nuclear agreement still survives five years after it was signed in Vienna, but the biggest test is yet to come.

Iran nuclear deal 5 years on: Uncertainty after US withdrawal

Middle East

Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open

In a setback for millions of displaced Syrians, several attempts to keep a second border crossing open failed to pass at the Security Council.

Syria aid deal: UNSC manages to keep only one crossing open

Middle East

UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria

The UNSC resolution would have extended cross-border humanitarian aid to three million Syrians for a year.

UNSC: Russia, China veto cross-border aid extension to Syria

Africa

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

The UN Security Council holds a virtual session on Ethiopia's controversial dam project, which has caused a bitter dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

Egypt, Ethiopia discuss Nile dam dispute at UN Security Council

United Nations

UN anniversary: 75 years since UN charter was signed

COVID-19 has not only highlighted the flaws in the international system, but also downgraded the anniversary events.

UN anniversary: 75 years since UN charter was signed

US & Canada

New York to ease COVID-19 lockdown

Three months after the pandemic brought life to a standstill, some offices and non-essential business will be allowed to partially reopen.

New York to ease COVID-19 lockdown

Middle East

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

Commanders working for Khalifa Haftar are being investigated for possible war crimes by the International Criminal Court.

Libya human rights abuses: UN considering a draft resolution

US & Canada

US police brutality: George Floyd's brother addresses UN meeting

The UN Human Rights Council is holding an 'urgent debate' on racism and police brutality in the US following the police killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd.

US police brutality: George Floyd's brother addresses UN meeting

Norway

Norway FM speaks to Al Jazeera about Israel-Palestine conflict

Norwegian politicians say the prospect of any peace deal is bleak, as Israel pushes ahead with plans to annex parts of the Occupied West Bank.

Norway FM speaks to Al Jazeera about Israel-Palestine conflict

Middle East

UN envoy warns foreign backers will worsen Libyan conflict

UN envoy says influx of foreign mercenaries, arms will intensify war and hurt civilians the most.

UN envoy warns foreign backers will worsen Libyan conflict