Saudi Press Agency shows the new Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L) meeting King Abdullah in Mecca on August 2, 2013. (AFP PHOTO/HO/SPA)
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Qatar dismissed reports of rivalry with neighbouring Saudi Arabia over efforts to end Syria's war, saying the two countries -- the main Arab backers of rebel forces -- had "the highest level of coordination".Admirers of Qatari policy in Syria say Saudi Arabia tends to support the same armed groups as Qatar does.Qatar strongly denies interfering in Gulf Arab affairs and says its differences with its neighbours are instead to do with developments in the wider region -- a reference to Egypt, where Saudi Arabia is helping the military-backed government and Qatar has voiced support for Islamist opposition forces.
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