Protesters demonstrated outside the French embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a and the Pakistani city of Karachi.
In Gaza City, vandals daubed the French Cultural Centre in graffiti, praising Muhammed and declaring that he should not be satirised or ridiculed. One statement read: “To hell, to a miserable destiny, French journalists.”
In a statement, Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, called the pictures of the prophet blasphemous and irresponsible.
“Freedom of expression should be used in a way to boost understanding between the religions," he said.
“Afghanistan has suffered many years of war and violence, more than any other country, and it is necessary to understand and promote peaceful coexistence among all the people of the world.”
The Iraqi prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, also condemned the cartoons and warned that “offensive words may lead to further bloodshed”.