Fausia Abdoel

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Fausia Abdoel is a critical thinker, international marketing manager, writer and translator. She started as a junior reporter for local newspaper Groot Hellevoet in the Netherlands before reporting on an international level in Egypt. Fausia has worked in the field of PR and online marketing for several international companies and organizations, such as Fairfood International in Amsterdam and the Egyptian Tourism Authority in Berlin – and holds several academic degrees to back her up. She speaks and writes in six different languages and lives now in Vienna, engaging in the international landscape while writing for Metropole and working on a book.

5 Coolest Spots in, Around and Under Vienna

One heat wave has passed, but summer is not over yet. Check out these five ideas for keeping cool in a scorching city.
Bird's eye photograph of forest and water in Austria, by Branislav Knappek

The Right to Clean Water – Now in the Constitution

The SPÖ is pushing to protect one of Austria’s greatest natural resources in the Constitution, after Ibiza-gate fueled worries of a sell-out to private investors.
Kerosene lamp in the desert

Of Lights & Hearts

Energy is today at the center of the public debate about poverty and development. A Vienna-based international organization helped put it on the map
2015 Immigrant Truck Death

Lifelong Sentences for Defendants in 2015 Truck Death Case Confirmed

Seventy-one migrants died of suffocation in a refrigerator van on the A4 highway four years ago. Sentenced to 25 years in prison, the smugglers have launched an appeal.
Tanks, military

Tanks a Lot

Military convoys carrying thousands of soldiers will be crossing Austria on their way to join U.S.-led exercises in the Balkans – but traffic precautions are in place.

Three Mouth-Watering Eid Menus Served

No time to cook? Here are some restaurants serving up Eid meals – worth a look, whether or not you’re concluding the fasting period of Ramadan. 
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5 Shows to Take Your Mind Off the Loss of Game of Thrones

Every day, new TV series pop up and disappear – most we will never remember. Every once in a while, though, a show like Game of Thrones (GoT) comes around and mesmerizes the population. With breath-taking scenery, gore, heroism, and the death on every side, the show fueled social media arguments. Sure, it was dark and gloomy, […]
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Barbara Kolm

OeNB VP Accused by the SPĂ– of Fraud

A donation scandal involving EU-election campaign financing leads to a complaint by Social Democrats against Barbara Kolm Barbara Kolm (FPĂ–), vice president of the Austrian National Bank (OeNB), has been accused by the Social Democrats (SPĂ–) of making illegal campaign contributions to the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformers (ACRE) in 2018. ACRE, a conservative European […]
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7 Restaurants to Have Iftar This Ramadan

For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of contradictions and struggles: It's a focus on the soul rather than the body by abstaining from nutrition and physical pleasures as well as any unkindness or ugly talk...
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