Tensions are heating up on the Korean peninsula, with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Trump exchanging heated threats. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visits a U.S. military unit in South Korea whose motto is “Ready to Fight Tonight.” And she travels to a village where the U.S. military’s most advanced missile defense system, THAAD, has been installed in a remote village despite protests by local people. Watch Part 1: North Korea’s Dangerous Border: Inside The DMZ https://youtu.be/a12yniZVGLQ Watch Part 3: Meet North Korea’s Former Propaganda Artist https://youtu.be/BNjjWUD29PY
Did you know North Korea and China are still technically at war with South Korea and the U.S.? That’s because the Korean War ended in 1953 with an armistice agreement, not a peace treaty. Today, the border between North Korea and South Korea remains one of the most tense and dangerous in the world. AJ+’s Dena Takruri takes you inside the demilitarized zone between the two countries, known as the DMZ, where war could break out at any moment.
Three floods in about as many years. Houston residents Israel Mustafa and Norma Perez are starting over again in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. AJ+’s Dena Takruri visited them to see how they’re coping.
Houston-area Muslims’ mosques are either converted into hurricane shelters or are inaccessible due to road damage. So on the holiest holiday, Eid al-Adha, the thousands of these Muslims Americans prayed in a local high school.
We’ve all watched the horrifying footage of black men being killed by police while on the road. And black women violently arrested for minor driving infractions. We’ve seen the public reaction to police killings. But for black Americans, the story doesn’t end once the news cameras are gone. AJ+’s Dena Takruri set out to hear firsthand what it feels like to drive while black in America today.
In the third part of the series, AJ+ correspondent Dena Takruri shares highlights from her experience reporting in Hawaii, from the Native Hawaiian fight for land to the movement for sovereignty from the U.S.