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MENA

The term MENA is an English-language acronym referring to the Middle East and North Africa region. The term MENA covers an extensive region, extending from Morocco to Iran, including all Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries. The term is roughly synonymous with the term the Greater Middle East.

The MENA acronym is often used in academia, military planning, disaster relief, and business writing.

Due to the geographic ambiguity and Eurocentric nature of the term "Middle East", many people prefer use of the term WANA (West Asia and North Africa) or the less common NAWA (North Africa-West Asia).

The population of the MENA region at its least extent is considered to be around 381 million people, about 6% of the total world population.

MENA (cable system)

Middle East North Africa (MENA) is a submarine communications cable system that is planned to connect Italy, Greece, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, and India. It will be about long and is planned to be deliver up to 5.76 terabits per second.

Mena (album)

Mena is the second studio album by Chilean recording artist Javiera Mena. It was officially released worldwide on September 1, 2010 via iTunes, and on September 15, 2010 physically through indie label Unión del Sur, as a follow up to her successful debut, Esquemas Juveniles (2006). Javiera wrote and all the songs, as well as being the co-producer of every track in the album along with Cristián Heyne. Production first took place in early 2008 and recording sessions at Heyne's personal studio. A couple of months before the album's release, its first single "Hasta la Verdad" was sent to radio stations.

The music of Mena is rooted in the synthpop, electropop and dance-pop-oriented styles, a lot more than in her previous album. Mena also draws inspiration from the pop and electronic music of the 1990s.

At the end of 2010, iTunes Mexico named Mena "the breakthrough album that year".

Mena (crater)

Mena is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 25 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Mena is named for the Spanish poet Juan de Mena, who lived from 1411 to 1456.

Mena (name)

Mena is both a Basque and Sephardic surname and a feminine given name.

MENA (news)

MENA or Middle East News Agency is a news agency based in Egypt. It is run by the Egyptian government.

Gazetteer

Mena, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas

Population (2000): 5637
Housing Units (2000): 2771
Land area (2000): 6.739495 sq. miles (17.455212 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.028048 sq. miles (0.072645 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 6.767543 sq. miles (17.527857 sq. km)
FIPS code: 45170
Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
Location: 34.582208 N, 94.239039 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 71953
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Headwords:
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Usage examples of "mena".

Kassianos began, more carefully than he had intended before meeting Menas, "

Before, his anger's flame had extended only to Menas and his still unknown lover.

Now Menas and the woman ' were staring at him rather than the other way around.

The two men performed the usual Videssian ritual over wine, then Menas returned to his own seat and waved Kassianos to the other, more comfortable, chair in the room.

Kassianos began, more carefully than he had intended before meeting Menas, "I came to Develtos by chance a few days ago, compelled by the blizzard to take shelter here.

He thought better of Menas for not gabbling oaths that, as the abbot pointed out, had to be thought untrustworthy.

The nomophylax settled back in his chair and listened as Menas spoke of this monk's quarrel with that one, of the time when three brothers got drunk together, of the monk who missed evening prayers four days running, of the one who had refused to pull weeds until he was disciplined, of the one who had sworn at an old man in Develtos, of the monk who had stolen a book but tried to put the blame on another, and on and on, all the petty squabbles to which monasteries, being made up of men, were prone.

If Menas swore under the drug that the monks of the monastery of the holy Tralitzes were obeying Pakhomios' Rule, then they were, and that was all there was to it.

The analogy pleased Kassianos, for when he spoke a final word of command, the smoke would indeed yield a picture of what Menas was about.

He was not sure whether hunter's instinct or sorcerer's told him it was Menas, but he knew.

He wiped his eyes with his sleeve, then, more or less in control of himself, asked Menas, "Your monks are all, hmm, entertained themselves, and do no entertaining?

Always at midnight, when the town lay lost in sleep, Saint Menas stepped silently out of his icon-shrine and struck out over the walls and through the Greek quarter.

As soon as Saint Menas had finished his round in the gray of dawn, he went back into his icon-shrine, and no one would have suspected what secret things had happened in the night if Murzuflos the lamplighter had not noticed, as he cleaned the church in the morning, sweat on Saint Menas' horse.

Secretly he had christened them and given them names: the middle one, the largest, was Saint Menas, the protector and lord of Megalokastro.

And every year, on the twenty-third of April, Saint George landed at Megalokastro, and Murzuflos, hanging on the three bells in the dance, was the first to see him as he came up from the harbor and the first to greet him by rapturously swinging Saint Menas, Freedom and Death.