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Gulf show looms

Tuesday 3 September 2002 @ 22:52 - GMT

There may be worries of a U.S.-led attack against nearby Iraq, but Elton John will reportedly play a Middle East concert on October 31, 2002, in Dubai.

The performance is also being filmed as a television special for telecast throughout the Middle East. The venue has not yet been confirmed.

Tensions are likely to be high in the region, with some defence experts speculating the White House may plan an attack against Iraq for late November - after the sensitive Congressional elections on November 4, 2002, and before the War Powers Act deadline for launching an attack passes.