The blast centred on the city's port caused massive destruction and killed at least 135 people, heaping misery on a country in crisis.
Small gestures have hinted at the development of a closer affinity between Saudi Arabia and Israel, but an academic article on the Prophet Muhammad confirms it further.
China's increased power and influence has primarily come through economic means, but the rising power might be forced to change its approach.
An exhibition in Doha called "Le Blockade" takes a satirical look at the Gulf crisis through artworks, videos and cartoons.
Led by Saudi Arabia, several states in the Middle East and Africa have severed ties with Qatar since June 5, accusing the gas-rich Gulf state of supporting terrorism and Iran. Qatar denies the allegations.
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he will look into Gulf states to contribute to rebuild Iraq after DAESH invasion
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