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BEIRUT: Opposition figures Monday sought to play down the defection of a 60-man rebel group in the Damascus suburbs to the regime side over the weekend.
But May and her Whitehall fiefdom must answer explosive questions about what they knew after what looks like an orchestrated conspiracy to play down Woolf 's social links with Lord Brittan and his wife.
With conservative critics having taken offence to the designs, as well as to the presence of unrelated men at the show, House of Fashion president Javad Shirazi sought to play down the incident.
Commercial banks in Netherlands are trying to play down the exposure they have to the mortgage sector.
CDATA[ Fatah official tries to play down rumors PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas would dismantle the PA, says PA officials were "looking for solutions.
Summary: Rory McIIroy has tried to play down his comments about Tiger Woods with two days remaining before the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor begins.
Security officials in southern Lebanon met on Monday with a number of Muslim and Christian spiritual leaders to urge them to calm both Christians and Muslims down and to play down the significance of the leaflets.
Don''t play down by the railway, you''ve all heard yourmumand dad say Don''t play down by the railway, you might not come home one day.
1 : learned perfectly <I had my lines in the play down pat.
TOM DALEY'S coach has moved to play down expectations of the teenager claiming a medal at the Beijing Olympics.