- (politics) Initialism of Middle East News Agency (a Cairo-based news agency, established 1955, nationalized and affiliated to the Egyptian Ministry of Information in 1960.)
- (politics) Initialism of Middle East and North Africa.
- 2006 "The MENA region is anything but stable today" (A. H. Cordesman, K. R. Al-Rodhan, The Changing Dynamics of Energy in the Middle East, ISBN 9780275992620, p. 65)
In use since the 1970s by the IPPF. Used by the World Bank / IMF from about 1980. Often as "MENA Region" or "MENA region". The MENAFATF (or MENA FATF) was established in 2004.